Title: St. John tradewinds
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Title: St. John tradewinds
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St. John tradewinds newspaper
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Publisher: Tradewinds Newspaper Inc.
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Place of Publication: St. John V.I
Publication Date: May 26, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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May 26-June 1, 2008
Copyright 2008



The Community Newspaper Since 1972 St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

Ferry Companies Protest PSC Order To Continue Early Run
Transportation Services, Varlack Ventures File Petition Page 3

Parents and

Teachers Air

Page 5
CZM Approves
Two of Three
Caneel Projects
Page 7
Nets $25,000+
for Animal
Care Center
Page 11
Dr. Kern Helps
Revamp VIPD,
Justice System
Page 3
Skinny Legs
Ranked #55
by Esquire
Page 6

Beach to Beach
Power Swim
Kicks Off
The official starter blows a
conch shell horn to launch
each group of swimmers
from Maho Bay beach at the
fifth annual event on Sunday
morning, May 25.
One group of participants
can be seen rounding the first
marker buoy as kayak volun-
teers oversee the safety of
the swimmers.
Full results and photos will
be in next week's St. John

St. John Tradewinds News
Photo by Tom Oat

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2 St. John Tradewinds, May 26-June 1, 2008

Chamber of Commerce's 2008 "Bill" LaMotta

Community Service Awards Is Set for May 31

St. John Tradewinds
It's time to don Guayabera shirts and dresses, put
on Panama hats and sip on some mojitos at the St.
Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce 2008 An-
nual Awards Banquet and Dinner Dance, "Havana
Nights," on Saturday, May 31, at the St. Peter Great-
house on St. Thomas. The Wilbur "Bill" LaMotta
Community Service Award, the Student Achievement
Award and the Award for Design Excellence will be
presented at this year's gala.
The Wilbur "Bill" LaMotta Community Service
Award was established in 1983 in recognition of out-
standing contributions to the U.S. Virgin Islands of
public officials and private citizens whose achieve-
ments reflect the commitment and dedication exem-
plified by the life and work of Bill LaMotta.
Prior to his death in 1980, LaMotta was president
of the St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce,
a Small Businessman of the Year, a civic leader and
renowned Caribbean composer and musician. The
award is presented to individuals who exhibit dedica-
tion, sincerity, forthrightness and ethics in the perfor-
mance of his or her duties or in the practice of his or
her business or profession.
The 2008 Wilbur "Bill" LaMotta Community Ser-
vice Award recipients from the private sector are Cas-
san Pancham, Executive Vice President, FirstBank
Eastern Caribbean Region; and Stanley Selengut,
President, Maho Bay Camps Inc. The public sector
recipient is John Jowers, past executive director, VI.

Council on the Arts.
In 1999, the board of directors added the recogni-
tion of an individual involved in the leadership of a
non-profit or charitable organization or an organiza-
tion for the service it provides the community. The
chamber is honoring Dee Baecher-Brown, President,
Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands, this
The Award for Design Excellence was established
in 1999 to recognize an individual or corporation's
capital investment in the territory, which demon-
strates outstanding achievement in quality design,
improvement to the environment, commitment to
the community and economic growth. The chamber
is honoring Richard Driehaus and the government of
the Virgin Islands for the Franklin D. Roosevelt V.I.
Veterans Memorial Park.
The Student Achievement Award was established in
1992 to honor students who have made their schools
a better place through their active involvement in stu-
dent government, extracurricular activities, as well
as excelling academically. The chamber is honoring
Ludence Romney Jr., a junior at Charlotte Amalie
High School who serves as the Virgin Islands State
Membership Vice President of the Future Business
Leaders of America.
Tickets for the event are $125 per person. There will
be special entertainment for dancing the night away
keeping with the theme of Havana Nights. For event
information, call the chamber office at 776-0100.

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St. John Tradewinds News
Photos by Tom Oat

Memorial Day Activities Set for May 26
St. John Tradewinds
The American Legion Viggo E. Sewer Post 131 will host several
activities on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26. Legionnaires will
form at the Calabash Boom Cemetery at 9:30 a.m., where they will
host a ceremony beginning at 10 a.m.
There will also be ceremonies at the Emmaus Moravian Church
cemetery at 10:45 a.m., the Bethany Moravian Church cemetery at
11:45 a.m. and the Cruz Bay cemetery at 12:30 p.m.
Families with veterans laid to rest at these cemeteries are asked
to contact Aubrey Sewer at 779-4158 or Jerry Runyon at 776-6445
no later than noon on Saturday, May 24. Flags will be placed and
displayed during Memorial Day ceremonies at each veteran's site.

Festival Application Deadline: May 27
St. John Tradewinds
The Festival and Cultural Organization of St. John has applica-
tions for the Fourth of July Parade, festival booths, Food Fair
vendors, and July 4 vendors.
Applications can be picked up at the St. John Tourism Office,
Board of Elections on St. Thomas and the St. John Administrator's
Office. The deadline for applications to be returned is May 27. For
further information please call 690-3692 or 690-1725.

Graduation Ceremonies Scheduled
St. John Tradewinds
Guy Benjamin Elementary students will be promoted in a
Tuesday, June 10, ceremony at 9 a.m. at the Emmaus Moravian
Church. Julius E. Sprauve School's promotion ceremony has
changed. JESS students will now be promoted on Wednesday,
June 11, at 6:30 p.m. at St. Ursula's Church. Gifft Hill School
students will graduate on Thursday, June 12, at 5 p.m. at Caneel
Bay Resort's Turtle Point.

Public School Registration

for St. John Students Is May 30
St. John Tradewinds
Acting Insular Superintendent for the St. Thomas-St. John Dis-
trict Jeanette Smith-Barry advises parents wishing to enroll their
children in public school for the 2008-2009 school year that public
school registration for children residing on the island of St. John is
scheduled for Friday, May 30, at the Julius E. Sprauve School from
8:30 to 11:45 a.m.
Parents and guardians are reminded that the child or children
to be registered must be present at registration and the following
documents are required for processing:
Original birth certificate (U.S. citizens only)
Passport (foreign or American) or Resident Card or Naturaliza-
tion Certificate
Virgin Islands Immunization Record and clearance form from
the Immunization Clinic located on St. Thomas at Schneider Re-
gional Medical Center or on St. John at Morris de Castro Clinic.
A V.I. immunization card with the attached clearance form is a
mandatory requirement of the registration process. No exceptions
will be made.
Report card or transcript from previous school
Social Security Card or number
Proof of physical address (example: official document such as
a WAPA bill showing name and street address)
Individualized Education Plan and evaluation data, if appli-
Notarized letter granting temporary guardianship.
Parents are further reminded that students entering kindergarten
must be five years of age on or before December 31, 2008.
For more information contact Student Affairs Coordinator Belin-
da West-O'Neal at 775-2250, ext. 8530.

St. John Tradewinds, May 26-June 1, 2008 3

Ferryboat Companies Protest PSC Order To Continue Early Morning Run

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Members of the VI. Public Services Com-
mission (PSC) admonished ferryboat com-
panies Transportation Services Inc. and Var-
lack Ventures for threatening to discontinue
the 5:30 a.m. Red Hook to St. John run, and
even questioned their choice of an attorney
at a Monday evening, May 19, special meet-
ing at the St. John Legislature.
The special meeting was called after the
companies announced in a May 13 press re-
lease issued from the office of their attorney,
Claudette Ferron, that they would discontin-
ue the 5:30 a.m. run which they began
nearly two years ago in response to an in-
crease in workers traveling from St. Thomas
to St. John due to rising fuel costs and a
decrease in ridership. The companies were
ordered by the PSC, which regulates the
ferryboat companies' schedules and ticket
prices, at a May 9 meeting on St. Croix to
continue the 5:30 a.m. run.
PSC members were surprised to hear the
announcement that Transportation Services
and Varlack Ventures planned to discontinue
the 5:30 a.m. run after they agreed to con-
tinue the run at the May 9 meeting.
"I was awaiting a petition to reconsider,
not a press release," said PSC member Don-
ald Cole. "The reason I'm here is to get to
the bottom of this. We're trying to serve
both masters the ferryboat companies
and the public."
Sharp Decrease in Ridership
Entities regulated by the PSC who are
aggrieved by a PSC order may raise a pe-
tition for reconsideration within 30 days of
that order, explained PSC attorney Tanisha
Bailey-Roka. The company may then peti-

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat

A Varlack Ventures ferry is packed with inter-island travelers from tour-
ists to construction workers on a recent afternoon run from Cruz Bay.

tion the District Court.
"Nowhere in the VI. Code says that com-
panies can unilaterally not comply," said
Varlack Ventures started losing money
on the 5:30 a.m. run in March, when the
company experienced a "sharp decrease" in
ridership, explained company vice president
Delrise Varlack.
PSC member M. Thomas Jackson urged
the ferryboat companies to have an open
dialogue with the PSC regarding their finan-
cial problems.
"The issue is following the cockamamie
advice of Attorney Ferron, and I'm sorry
she's not here because I wanted to say that
to her face," said Jackson. "You're allowed

to make a profit. If you can find runs to cut
out that will save you money and not impact
the community, approach us don't follow
willy nilly advice."
PSC member Verne David echoed Jack-
son's sentiments.
"You're making it difficult to create an
amicable working relationship," said Da-
vid. "We're here to work with you guys. We
should be working toward the same com-
mon goal."
Companies Rework Schedules
Jackson asked the companies to rework
their schedules to maximize ridership while
ensuring essential workers have transporta-
tion between St. Thomas and St. John. Var-
lack Ventures will ask the committee to con-

sider downsizing the Charlotte Amalie ferry
schedule, and to consider a 50 cent surcharge
on passenger fares, explained Varlack.
In the meantime, the ferryboat companies
face fines of $100 for each day that they do
not continue the 5:30 a.m. run, according to
Transportation Services and Varlack
Ventures owners have been subsidizing the
companies with their own private money
for years, explained Transportation Services
general manager Kenrick Augustus.
"We're in a catch 22 and that's why we're
crying out here," said Augustus. "We're los-
ing money, but if you give us the rate we
need, people will cry out. So it's up to the
government to subsidize."
The PSC can only help if a sufficient case
is made, replied PSC Chairman Joseph Bo-
No Arbitrary Schedule Changes
"You have the opportunity, butyou haven't
provided data on why the runs aren't profit-
able until today," said Boschulte. "We have
to make decisions based on what we know.
We can't make decisions based on what we
The ferryboat companies were given a
stern warning to continue running their reg-
ular schedule, including the 5:30 a.m. Red
Hook to Cruz Bay run.
"You cannot and will not arbitrarily
change the schedule just because it's not
profitable to you," said Jackson.
Transportation Services will continue
the 5:30 a.m. run but will protest the PSC's
order, according to Augustus. Varlack will
consult with Ferron before deciding whether
to violate the order, Varlack told PSC mem-

Kern To Help Revamp Policies at Dept. of Justice, V.I. Police Dept.

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Safety Zone founder Iris Kern
has taken on a new role in her
quest to help victims of domestic
violence and sexual assault.
The V.I. Department of Justice
and V.I. Police Department an-
nounced last week that Kern has
been appointed as Domestic Vio-
lence Policy Advisor to Attorney
General Vincent Frazer and VIPD
Commissioner James McCall,
a full time position from which
she'll serve all three islands.
Kern earned a PhD in social
work from the National School of
Social Service of Catholic Univer-
sity of America, and has worked
with domestic violence and sexual
assault victims in the Virgin Is-
lands for the past 15 years. Her
main focus will be to help revamp
DOJ and VIPD policies as they re-
late to domestic violence victims.
"Part of what I'll be doing is

Dr. Iris Kern

looking at existing policies with
respect to domestic violence and
sexual assault, assessing those that
work and those that don't, and try-
ing to make some changes," said
Kern. "There are also probably
some broad policies that need to
be developed. I'm trying to find
out what's broken so we can fi-
nally fix it."
The current system isn't con-
ducive to all the players in the

domestic violence and sexual as-
sault field from police officers
to attorneys to judges working
together, Kern explained.
"The system has never really
developed a coordinated commu-
nity response where all the players
feel they're on a team and they're
working together to benefit the
victim," she said. "Part of what I
want to do is research with all of
the front line players advocates,
police, prosecutors and judges -
to get input from their perspec-
tive on what areas they identify as
needing change."
Taking Victims' Suggestions
Kern will liaison with all agen-
cies dealing with victims in the ter-
ritory in an attempt to build team-
work among them, she explained.
The Domestic Violence Policy Ad-
visor is grateful to Governor John
deJongh for his effort to assist
victims of domestic violence and
sexual assault, she explained.

"The governor made a com-
mitment that he would have an
executive level position dealing
with these issues, and I think this
is his gesture in that direction,"
said Kern. "I'm really impressed
that he followed through, and de-
lighted he gave me the opportunity
to do it."
Kern is also open to hearing
fromvictims who have suggestions
on how to better improve the DOJ
and VIPD's domestic violence and
sexual assault policies. She can be
reached at 774-5666 ext. 159.
Kern founded the Safety Zone,
a non-profit agency which served
victims of domestic abuse, in 1994.
She worked as executive director
until 2007, when she was ousted
after an emergency motion by the
board of directors, which cited
grant compliance as the reason for
her termination. The agency has
since been renamed the St. John
Community Crisis Center.

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Wha's Happ'nin'

by Sis Frank

What a Winning Weekend!

St. John Tradewinds
All of my favorites finished in first place! "Big
Brown" pulling away from the pack down the
stretch was sensational! Kenny Chesney's repeat
win of Country Music Entertainer of the Year was
certainly deserved even though he felt that fans
shouldn't choose the winner (he thought that musi-
cal experts should do the voting). My Spurs forgot
their ages and won again! Now Curtis Penn will be
waving his Lakers flag at me!
Art School Presents Two Concerts
The instrumental recital honored our pianists,
guitarists, violinists, vocalists and saxophonist. We
are grateful to their instructors for their guidance:
Piano Jan Kinder, James Bell
Violin Dale Francis
Saxophone Joe Ramsay
Voice Shatik Stephens
Both concerts were very special, but the dance
recital was full of fun when the little ones over-
came stage fright and gave instructions to their fel-
low performers. The audience laughed and enjoyed
seeing three-year-olds telling four-year-olds where
to do their cartwheels! See photos on page 20.
Award Winners for Earth Day Essays
Friends of the V.I. National Park celebrated Earth
Day in April by challenging grades one through
nine (including four students from the states) to
explain the importance of Earth Day. There were
66 entries with the following winners, by grade
Best Essay Overall- Ashley Doway, third grade,
Julius E. Sprauve School
First and second grade Khalid Smith, Guy

Benjamin School
Third and fourth grade Zakiyah Gregoire, St.
John Christian Academy
Fifth and sixth grade Tie between Akiah Con-
liffe, JESS, and Carishma Marsh, Guy Benjamin
Seventh through ninth grade Nkosi Jones, Gifft
Hill School
Cristina Kessler, organizer of the essay event,
presented a choice of her outstanding children's
books, personally autographed, as a prize for each
Featured Author for May
Holds Online Chat
Our own Cristina Kessler will be chatting with
Henry's Book Club members from all over the
states on May 26. Henry is Henry Berg, the found-
er of the ASPCA. Cristina is the first double win-
ner of the children's book award, "Jubela" in 2001,
best picture book, and "Our Secret, Siri Ang" in
2005, best young adults' novel. These awards are
given by the ASPCA for best books about animals
and best humane literature for young people.
This latest recognition of Cristina's appealing
books is such a compliment for her tales of Africa.
Her latest novel, "Trouble in Timbuktu," will soon
be published by Penguin Books. Congratulations
to our gifted author.
Wagapalooza Was a Smash
and Now It's The Big Swim
Don't ever ask, "What do you do on St. John???"
There's hardly time to organize, hope it doesn't
rain and collect the much-needed donations! Too
bad the government isn't run like this!

St. John Tradewinds, May 26-June 1, 2008 5

St. John Residents Share Their Expectations for Education

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Nearly 30 St. John residents -
the majority of whom represented
the Guy Benjamin School had
the ear of new V.I. Department of
Education Commissioner Dr. La-
Verne Terry at the Friday evening,
May 9, Expectations for Educa-
tion forum at the Julius E. Sprauve
The first round ofTerry's month-
ly forums, which will take place
on all three islands in an effort to
gather input from the community,
focused on general issues.
Several residents raised a com-
plaint often heard at government
meetings on St. John: Love City
doesn't get the attention it de-
"Our biggest problem has al-
ways been the body of water
that separates us," said Julius E.
Sprauve School principal Mario
Francis. "We always have to wait
for someone to address our issues.
The gap has narrowed, but it's still
a problem."
Lorelei Monsanto never saw
a budget for the Guy Benjamin
School during her previous tenure
as PTO president, and wondered
how much money is allotted to
each island, she explained.
"It appears that St. Thomas gets
the majority of everything," said
Monsanto. "St. John is in left field

of the district."
Complaints of being left behind
are not unique to Love city, ac-
cording to Terry.
Teachers Getting Tools
"Each district thinks the other
is getting more funds," she said.
"Schools do receive individual
"Sit down with your principal
and discuss the matter of funds,
because it's not a secret," said St.
Thomas-St. John Acting Insular
Superintendent Jeanette Smith-
Barry. "Teachers and staff not hav-
ing basic necessities to teach is an
antiquated idea. What you need,
you must request; if you don't
have it, you didn't ask for it or you
didn't really want it."
Guy Benjamin School fifth
grade teacher Lisa Penn acknowl-
edged that while she has the tools
she needs to teach, she often has to
retrieve those tools herself.
"We have been getting most of
what we need," said Penn. "The
problem is delivery, especially to
Guy Benjamin."
Maintenance issues at both JESS
and GBS were raised, including
holes in the fence at JESS, which
students use to exit and enter the
school's campus. St. Thomas-St.
John Superintendent Joseph Si-
billy assured residents that mainte-
nance personnel is assigned to St.
John on a daily basis.

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat

Guy H. Benjamin School Principal Dionne Wells raised
concerns about school bus safety in a St. John education
forum meeting with Commissioner Dr. LaVerne Terry.

"Right now we respond to com-
plaints, but we hope to get to a pre-
ventative mode," said Sibilly, who
outlined the department's plans for
summer maintenance at both pub-
lic schools including a new treat-
ment plant at GBS and renovations
to the bathrooms and annex roof at
School Bus Safety
St. Johnian Alvis Christian
shared his concern over how the
construction of the Cruz Bay
roundabout, scheduled to begin
this summer, will affect JESS stu-
"At the beginning of this year,

we walked the site with Depart-
ment of Public Works officials,"
said Sibilly. "We, too, are very
concerned. They did assure us of
some safety measures, and we plan
to keep a vigilant eye on what's
GBS Principal Dionne Wells
raised her concern over student
safety on the school bus, which is
operated by Varlack Ventures. Stu-
dents have told her they've fallen
off the seats due to the bus trav-
eling at a high rate of speed, she
"The bus loses (GBS teacher)
Lisa Penn on the way to Coral Bay,

and she's in a car," said Wells. "I
met with (Varlack Ventures vice
president) Delrise Varlack and she
said she'd speak to the driver. If
Delrise is being paid, she has to be
more accountable."
The department plans to con-
duct school bus safety training at
all schools and hopes to eventually
install cameras on the buses, ac-
cording to Sibilly.
"Your bus issues will be ad-
dressed on Monday (May 19),"
said Sibilly. "This is not accept-
able at all."
Commissioner's Goals
Terry took the opportunity to
share with residents several of her
goals as Education commissioner:
Ensuring students read at grade
level by the end of third grade
Ninth grade students success-
fully completing high school in
four to five years
Implementing a rigorous cur-
Providing safe, clean, orderly
learning environments
Reorganizing the department
to become service-oriented to help
each district achieve
Talking with the community
Providing meaningful profes-
sional development to Department
of Education staff
The schedule for next month's
Expectations for Education forums
has not yet been announced.

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Skinny Legs To Host "Beanafit"

for Doug Bean on June 8

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Skinny Legs was ranked number 55 on Esquire list of top 100 bars in America.

Skinny Legs Ranks on Esquire's Best Bars in America List

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Skinny Legs isn't doing all that bad for being just
"A Pretty OK Place." The Coral Bay bar was recent-
ly ranked number 55 on Esquire Magazine's Best
Bars in America list.
The only bar representing the Virgin Islands on the
list is a favorite of one of the magazine's writers,
explained Skinny Legs owner Moe Chabuz.
"One of the writers has come down here with his
children a couple times," said Chabuz. "He liked it,
and his kids liked it."
Chabuz, who didn't know his bar was named as
one of Esquire's "Best Bars in America" until he was
notified by St. John Tradewinds, said he was hon-
ored to have been included on the list.
"I'm flattered, I'm humbled and I'm appreciative,"
he said. "It's nice to be recognized by anybody and
to be appreciated for what you do. It's pretty cool."
Esquire describes Skinny Legs as a happy place,

and a fixture in Coral Bay.
"Skinny Legs is one of those rare points on the
face of this dirty globe from which all good feel-
ings emanate," according to the magazine. "Travel-
ers wash up at Skinny's for the harmonic conver-
gence and stay for the rum punch and a cheeseburger
grilled behind the bar in the open for all the world to
smell. It's become the center of the Coral Bay com-
munity, and one of those joints you just never want
to leave."
Chabuz fondly recalled opening Skinny Legs with
his friend, Doug Sica, in 1991. Sica passed away in
"When we opened the place, all we wanted to do
was leave Cruz Bay because we thought it was get-
ting crowded," said Chabuz. "That's not what you'd
call a smart business move, but we just wanted to
make a living and make a place where we and our
friends would like to go. The fact that people come
here and come back again is pretty flattering."

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
There'll be food, games and
fun for all at the "Beanafit" on
Sunday, June 8, at Skinny Legs
from noon to 6 p.m., in honor
of the bar and restaurant's man-
ager, Doug Bean, who is bat-
tling cancer for the second time
in his life.
Bean, who recently celebrated
his two year wedding anniver-
sary with St. John Tradewinds
News Editor Jaime Elliott, is
currently undergoing chemo-
therapy in California, and the
posters announcing the Beanafit
call for his safe return to the
territory. The Love City com-
munity is already stepping up
to help Bean, explained Skinny
Legs owner Moe Chabuz.
"All the staff has been kick-
ing in, asking what they can do
to help, and people are calling

us asking what they can do,"
said Chabuz. "For people to re-
spond like that says a lot about
Doug. A lot of people are offer-
ing to help, and that's a pretty
cool thing."
Chabuz hopes to raise enough
money at the benefit to cover
one, or even two, of Bean's
chemotherapy sessions. The
Beanafit will be emceed by Ber-
nie Sheehan, and Chabuz plans
on having live music. There
will also be a raffle, yard sale,
prizes and contests, all in the
spirit of raising money to cover
Bean's medical expenses.
"He's fighting it, and he has
a really great attitude," said
Chabuz. "We talk to him fre-
quently, and he seems to be do-
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Caneel Bay will add two small structures supporting a roof over the resort's entrance.

St. John CZM Committee Holds One Caneel Bay

Resort Building Project Over Historical Concerns

By Tom Oat
St. John Tradewinds
The St. John Coastal Zone Man-
agement (CZM) Committee unan-
imously approved two of three
small construction projects pro-
posed by Caneel Bay Resort at a
meeting on May 21 at the St. John
The St. John CZM's consider-
ation of the three projects proposed
by Caneel Bay Resort ran into a
"last minute" snag when members
raised concerns about the impact
of one of the projects on historical
resources at the V.I. National Park
As the CZM prepared to begin
their hearing on the Caneel proj-
ects, CZM members and VI. State
Historic Preservation Office histo-
rian David Brewer reiterated con-
cerns about the "historical portion
of survey" for the projects.
"The St. John Committee is in
a quandary," St. John CZM Chair
Madeline Sewer told Barefoot Ar-
chitect Michael Milne, who was
testifying for the applicant, Caneel
Bay Resort. "So therefore we are
going to stop and postpone the tes-
The architect told Sewer that
Caneel representatives had been
assured during the process that an
historic survey of the project sites
was not required, and sought a res-
olution to the "quandary."
Projects Considered
Milne asked Sewer if the CZM
could consider the three projects
individually so Caneel could be-
gin work on the two projects with
little or no potential for impact on
historical assets while questions

were addressed about the plan to
rebuild and expand the manager's
cottage near the resort's preserved
plantation-era ruins.
The requests had been filed
separately and consolidated during
the 10-month long CZM process,
Milne explained.
When CZM member Gerald
Hills said he would not approve
the resort's request for all three
projects, Milne again asked if the
projects could be considered indi-
"I'm going to be unable to vote
on approval until I see the rec-
ommendations as required by the
CZM Act," said Hills of the his-
torical survey requirements.
Committee member Edmund
Roberts said he recognized the
fact Caneel Bay Resort has been in
existence since before zoning, but
said the manager's cottage site is
too near the ruins to assume any
new excavation would not uncover
historical assets.
Caneel has an obligation to as-
sure that work "doesn't have a
negative impact on the cultural as-
sets," Roberts told Milne.
"It's part of their identity," Milne
said of Caneel's understanding that
"any interaction near there be done
in a sensitive way."
In the end, the renovation and
expansion of the manager's cot-
tage was not voted on and CZM
chairwoman Sewer said the panel
would "hold it in committee."
"You're not starting over," Sew-
er told Milne.
New Entrance Structure
The CZM committee also ap-
proved a new entrance structure at
the North Shore Road resort in the

V.I. National Park.
The project will add a restroom
for security personnel and a stor-
age room on either side of the
current entrance, according to the
architect. The two "less than 50
square foot" structures will sup-
port the roof of the entrance struc-
ture, Milne explained.
Milne said there was "no need
for footings" for the new gate
house buildings which "are rela-
tively low level" construction.
The CZM approved the gate
house project with a requirement
the resort conduct "simple shovel
testing" at the site to determine
if there are any historic features
in the ground under the two new
If any historic features are dis-
covered CZM and VI. National
Park officials "would be notified,"
according to the approval.
Milne assured the CZM that
officials would be notified "if we
find anything."
Water Plant
The third and most pressing
project was the reconstruction of
the building housing the reverse
osmosis equipment providing
fresh water for the resort.
"The footprint is the same,"
Milne said of the proposed con-
crete building to replace the de-
teriorating steel structure housing
the desalination equipment. "The
equipment is the same."
"We have no historical preserva-
tion concerns with the R/O project
whatsoever," historian Brewer told
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By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Not many high school athletes
in any sport get the opportunity to
take their game to the next level,
much less a football player from a
small private school on a tiny is-
land in the Caribbean.
But this fall, Gifft Hill School
senior Jesse Simonsen will be hit-
ting the gridiron as a Viking in
Appleton, Wisconsin, making his
family and St. John proud.
Simonsen was recruited by
NCAA Division III Lawrence Uni-
versity's football head coach Chris
Howard after starting every single
game for three seasons with the
all-private school Arawaks.
"We are very excited to have
Jesse become a member of our
team," said Howard. "We are a
young team with many opportuni-
ties for freshmen to see the field.
Jesse brings a high level of athleti-
cism to our team, and it will be in-
teresting to see where he fits."
"While his learning curve may-
be steep early on, everyone we
have talked to about him leads us
to believe he has the ability and
more importantly the character -
to be a valuable member of our
team," Howard continued.
Elementary School Games
The St. John teenager started
building that character back when
he first picked up a pigskin in
third grade at the prompting of a
friend's father, who put together a
few scrimmages at the V.I. Nation-
al Park ball field in Cruz Bay.
"Every Friday there used to be
10 or 12 of us and we'd just play
around," said Simonsen. "That was
the first time I played football."
During his eighth grade year at
GHS, Simonsen joined the bur-
geoning flag football team. There
weren't many wins for the GHS
team that first year, but Simonsen
stuck with it.
"We only won a few games our
first year, but Jesus Soler coached
us and he really taught us plays
and things," Simonsen said. "We
played in ninth grade too and that
year we only lost a few games. But
that was as far as we could go."
Having reached the age limit for
flag football, Simonsen turned to
tackle football and the only team
he could join was on St. Thomas.
Long Practices
The Arawaks team practices
at the Antilles School field and is
comprised of students from Antil-

Jesse Simonsen

les, All Saints, Sts. Peter and Paul
School and Simonsen.
"At first there were three of us
who went over, but I'm the only
one from St. John who stuck with
it," said the GHS senior. "I'd go to
St. Thomas every day after school
and wouldn't get back home until
8 p.m. But I loved it."
When he first started, Simonsen
didn't know anyone on the Ar-
awaks team and didn't know what
to expect from tackle instead of
flag football.
"It was a difficult transition,"
said Simonsen. "I was used to
practicing for like an hour on the
field and being kind of tired at the
end. My first practice with the Ar-
awaks took a lot out of me."
Difficult Start
"Then my first game was really
bad," he continued. "It was rain-
ing really hard and I couldn't get
a grip on anything. I got my butt
Despite the disappointing start,

Simonsen stuck with it and quick-
ly improved his game, winning
over both Arawaks teammates and
"Francisco Jarvis is the coach
and he teaches at All Saints, so he
knows a lot of kids in St. Thomas,"
said Simonsen. "He didn't know
me and had never even seen me.
Jesus [Soler] put me in touch with
him and he started me at center
which was a compliment."
"After my first year, I was made
a captain," the GHS senior contin-
ued. "And it was nice because the
other captains made me a captain,
not the coaches."
Two Years as Captain
During his high school football
career, Simonsen was captain for
two years and was the only mem-
ber of the team to start every single
game. As his senior year began, Si-
monsen hoped to play college ball,
but didn't have high hopes.
"I had applied to all Division III
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Avelino and Duffy Teach Island Youth To Turn Their Attention to Creative Pursuit

By Barbara Winch
St. John Tradewinds
Goggles in place? Check. Face
shields in position? Check. Aprons
on? Check. Lathes tested and safe?
Check. Now you are ready to be-
If you have any questions about
these safety instructions, the stu-
dents of Avelino Samuel's wood
turning class can explain. Students
of all grades and ability levels at-
tend Samuel's classes after school
to learn the amazing craft of wood
Halsted Frances, who has been
wood turning for two years, and
Adeson Rogers, who has been
learning the art for one year, are
both 6th graders at the Julius E.
Sprauve School.
Kahleed Thomas, a 7th grader at
JESS, has been turning wood for
about four months, and K'shana
Thomas, an 8th grader at JESS,
has been at it only a few weeks.
These students each have their
own reason why they began taking
the wood turning class.
Frances and Rogers said they
began taking the classes because
the projects were interesting and
learning new things attracted them.

K'shana Thomas also agreed that
the projects were interesting, and
Kahleed Thomas said that taking
wood turning gave him something
to do after school.
Whatever their reasons, these
students have begun a journey
into the fascinating world of wood
turning lead by charismatic, caring
Six years ago, when Avelino
Samuel and St. John business-
woman Eileen Duffy started work-
ing together on the wood turning
classes, they wrote a grant to get
three lathes. Little by little the
classes developed and three more
lathes were donated, two of which
came from Harvey Fein, the re-
nowned wood turner.
Importance of Safety
Now they are turning like no
tomorrow, and Samuel is an ever
present energy, watching over the
students and reinforcing the im-
portance of safety.
Samuel said that he knew he
wanted to pursue a career in the in-
dustrial arts field from an early age.
He took classes at the College of
the Virgin Islands and transferred
to North Carolina Agricultural &
Technical State University where

he earned a BS in industrial arts.
He then went on to earn an MS in
industrial education from Eastern
Michigan University and returned
to St. John where he has been
teaching for the past 22 years.
"I like turning a lot, and it is
always good when you can share
what you have," said Samuel. "I
like having company with me
when I turn. I want to give them a
start and let them learn something
The students agree.
"Mr. Samuel puts a lot of force
on us to learn, but is very patient
and doesn't get frustrated when we
chip the wood," Frances said.
"Everyone chips the wood at
first," Samuel added with a laugh.
"We chipped a lot of wood at
first, but we're getting better and
better," Rogers said.
From Tops to Drum Sticks
From the novice to the veteran,
the students make a variety of
unique pieces. Using the lathe to
carve the wood and hand held tools
to shape pieces and make grooves,
the students are learning the intri-
cate details of wood turning.
When students first begin,
Continued on Page 22

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Signage for Subway has been removed.

Subway Franchise Closes

St. John Tradewinds
The gastronomic experience
of Cruz Bay lost a national
name when Subway closed in
mid May.
Even a visit by Subway's
national spokesperson Jared
Fogle several years ago, was
not enough to keep the island's
only fast food chain operation
in business.
Jared, who became a Sub-
way spokesperson after his
well-publicized weight loss on
a Subway diet, brought his pro-
motional efforts on behalf of
the sandwich chain to St. John
to promote its healthy menu.
Although the establishment,

located in a trailer which for-
merly housed the island's Sco-
tia Bank branch, proved popular
with visitors and island school
children, the signs for Subway
came down.
The franchise business was
established by St. Thomas en-
trepreneur and former V.I. Sen-
ator "Allie" Allison Petrus, who
later sold the St. John location
to concentrate on his numerous
St. Thomas franchises.
Recent efforts to sell the fran-
chise were unsuccessful and the
listing with St. John Properties
was recently withdrawn, ac-
cording to the real estate agen-

St. John CZM Approves New Building

at Coccolobo Commercial Complex

By Tom Oat
St. John Tradewinds
The St. John Coastal Zone Man-
agement (CZM) Committee unan-
imously approved a small Coral
Bay project at the Coccolobo
shopping center at a meeting May
21 at the St. John Legislature.
The addition of an 11-foot by
11-foot "vendor's booth" at the
Coccolobo complex is intended
to "bring activity to the area," ac-
cording to developer Genoveva
Rodriguez. "I thought it would be
an attraction for the complex."
The proposed 120-square foot
building will be "an attraction you
could see from the road and attract
people," according to Rodriguez.
The developer admitted the
roadside shop was intended to
help get some of the visitor traffic
heading for Salt Pond to stop at the
commercial complex.
"We are beginning our fourth
year and it hasn't been an easy
journey," she said of the fledgling
shopping complex which even-
tually could be expanded further.
"I may be back in again," she

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat

The St. John CZM approved the construction of a small
retail building beween Coccolobo and Route 10.

told the committee, acknowledging
that her long-range plans always
included a second level on the two
main buildings of the complex
perpendicular to Rte. 107, "but not
in the near future."
The developer told the commit-
tee the site of the proposed new re-

tail space alongside Rte. 107 "was
never designated for parking."
"I added more parking in the
back," she said. "If that's the is-
sue, I have more parking than is
The St. John CZM unanimously
approved the project.

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St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Andrea Milam

Hundreds of St. John residents enjoyed the Wagapalooza dog show.

Wagapalooza Brings in More Than $25,000 for ACC

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
The Winston Wells ball field
was transformed into a St. John-
style Westminster Dog Show on
Saturday evening, May 17, when
island dogs competed for coveted
titles including Best Kisser and
Best Jumper at the eighth annual
More than $25,000 was raised
at the St. John Animal Care Cen-
ter's major annual fundraiser. The
funds will help the local animal
shelter continue to operate, ex-
plained ACC board member and
Education Committee Chair Bon-
ny Corbeil.
"We have to have these fund-
raisers or else we can't keep those
doors open," said Corbeil. "It's
very simple. It costs us $160,000
a year to keep those doors open,
and we're just so grateful for the
people who care."
The day was about more than
just fundraising, however. There
was plenty of entertainment for
families and furry friends alike,
from the dog show itself to live mu-
sic provided by Michael Beason,
Gregg Jones and Rich Greengold,
which kept residents and their pets
dancing into the evening.
"Music was playing at the end
of the show and people didn't real-
ly want to go home," said Corbeil.
"People started dancing with their
dogs. Dogs were running around
in circles, kids were dancing away,
and to me, that was the perfect in-
dication of the family fun we're
looking for."
Cross Cultural Event
Event-goers also enjoyed a per-
formance by local fire dancers Py-
ros of the Caribbean. Corbeil cred-
its the addition of live music and
the fire dancing performance for
attracting a more diverse crowd
than ever.
"There was much more cross
cultural involvement at this event
than I've ever seen before," said

2008 Wagapalooza
Best Looking Brother & Sister
Miniature English Bulldogs
in Formal Attire
Winner: Marina and Mariah Harland
with Lulu and Satchel
Best Tail Wagger
Winner: Sandi Stein and Bojo
Second: Joy Carpenter and Jack
Third: Kevin and Buffy
Best Costume
Winner: Sharin Moran and Roxy
Second: Kacey Gaumer and Madison
Third: Barbara Hervey and Rafi
Best Puppy Love
Winner: Catherine Stull/Derek Duplisea
and Jack
Second: Nina Hahler and Lucy
Third: Austin/Gregory and Rocket
Winner: Sandi Stein and Bojo
Second: Jason/Jana Allen and Tyson
Best Jumper
Winner: Jodie Tanino and Lucille
Second: Daniel/Deana Somerville
and Sweetie Pie
Best Spots
Winner: Joy Carpenter and Jack
Second: Sean Dillon and Powder
Best Dancer
Winner: Daniel/Deanna Somerville
and Sweetie Pie
Second: Nina Hahler and Lucy
Third: Ryan Wood/Maven and Sambuca
Best Lap Dog
Winner: Austin/Gregory and Rocket
Second: Bobi Lise and Hoss
Third: Anjali Glenn and Cream
Best Trick
Winner: Hanna O'Brien and Shiner
Second: Sandi Stein and Bojo
Third: Deana Somerville and Sweetie Pie
Waga King
Jack (owner Joy Carpenter)
Waga Queen
Bojo (owner Sandi Stein)

Corbeil. "Part of it was because of
the music, and another part was the
Pyros of the Caribbean, because I
know a lot of people started com-
ing in to see them. They were mes-
merized by the performance."
Corbeil herself encouraged two
native island boys to attend the
event, she explained.
"I was putting signs out for Wa-
gapalooza and saw this little native
kid walking down the street with
this fluffball," said Corbeil. "I told
him to come back and bring his
friends and the puppy."
The boy came to the event with
a friend, and withjust $10 between

the two of them, they wanted to
register their dog to compete in the
dog show. The boys were allowed
to register for free, although they
apparently didn't know what they
were getting themselves into when
they entered their dog in the Best
Smoocher category.
"They didn'tknow what smooch-
ing was, and when they found out
the dog was going to kiss them, the
boy said, 'He can't lick me on the
mouth,'" said Corbeil. "I said, 'Let
the puppy lick me.' To me, these
kids represented every bit of hard
work I've done."
Audience Participation
With Waga-meter
"They got involved, and those
kids looked me straight in the eye
and said, 'Thank you Miss Bonny
for all your support,'" Corbeil con-
tinued. "The day after, I saw the
boy's mom out with the dog and
she said those boys talked about
nothing else for two days."
The audience also got a chance
to participate at this year's Waga-
palooza, where formal judging was
thrown out the window in favor of
a Waga-meter. Dog show winners
were determined by their rating on
the Waga-meter, which measured
audience applause.
"To me, the Waga-meter focused
much more on the children and the
fun as opposed to official judges,"
said Corbeil. "We wanted it to be
more spontaneous. We brought a
whole other level of island styling
to the dog show, and the kids loved
More than 50 dogs competed in
this year's show. Recipients of the
annual Babe Awards for special
ACC animal shelter rescues were
Joy Carpenter (for Jack) and Anne
Marie Porter (for Daphne). The
official winners of the ACC Wa-
gapalooza t-shirt art contest were
Shameira Fahie, JESS t-shirt art
contest winner 2007, and Sydney
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Handcrafted Mahogany and Teak for Home and Office
Decorative Accessories Asian Imports Vintage Oriental Carpets
4 Post Beds r Chairs
BedSteps Dining Tables
Sleigh Beds Occasional Tables
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Parcel 55 Fish Bay
Driveway cut, ready to build
Owner Financing

SB utifying America's Paradise

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Inter-Island Boat Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 548
St. John, Virgin Islands 00831
Ph# (340)776-6597
Fax# (340)693-7166

'Connecting the BVI and USVI"

Tortola Everyday
DepartbSLJon Wet End. Tortola
8:30 am. Monday thru Thursday and Saturday 9:15 am.
I 1:30 a.m. Monday thru Thursday and Saturday 12:15 p.m.
3:30 p.m., Monday thru Thursday and Saturday 4:15 p.m.
4:30 p.m. Sunday Only (no 3:30 on Sun.) 5:15 p.m.
5:00 p.m. Friday Only (no 3:30 on Fri.) 5:30 p.m.

Jost Van Dyke Friday, Saturday and Sunday Only

Red Hook. St Thomas

8:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m.

Denarts St John

8:30 a.m.
2:20 p.m.

Jost Van Dyke

9:15 a.m.
3:00 p.m.

Virgin Gorda Thursday and Sunday Only
Departs Departs
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8:00 a.m.

8:30 a.m.

3:00 p.m.

ProofofCitizenship is required. Acceptable ID's are current passports
and original birth certificates with a valid photo ID.
Check-in time is a half dn hour before departure.

Rhythm & Views

An outlook on young adult interests and concerns
by Malik Stevens

Essays To Think About

St. John Tradewinds
Recently, students of the Virgin Islands were given
the opportunity to compete in an essay writing com-
petition. The topic of the essay contest was, "What
does the natural beauty of our islands mean to you?"
Essays were required to be 200 words or less and win-
ners of the competition received $200. At the Gifft
Hill School, few students engaged in the enlighten-
ing opportunity and wrote some great essays. Of these
students were Gifft Hill junior Jessica Samuel, and
Our Natural Beauty
By Jessica Samuel
When you live on an island as small as St. John, all
development seems overdone. Its natural beauty is by
far the most consecrated out of all four islands. Two-
thirds of the island is preserved for its aesthetics. Yet,
it seems as though contractors and developers have no
problem stacking their monstrosities on top each other,
further congesting what little portion of the island is
actually inhabitable. Unlike many other people, espe-
cially those from the mainland, Virgin Islanders have
the benefit of living on such gorgeous rocks. It is no
surprise why we get thousands of tourists on a yearly
basis. They come for what they relish most but are not
able to acquire at their homes: natural beauty, serenity,
spectacular beaches, and a loving atmosphere. If we
continue down this path of overdevelopment we will
only end up disenfranchising our culture in numerous
ways. It will bring excessive amounts of pollution for
such small islands and draw away tourists. All because
we would be offering them the same overcrowded

New 2 U Opens in Coral Bay

environment they run away from to come here. And
running away to home is not quite the ideal getaway.
It should be our goal to continue to preserve the natu-
ral splendor that enchants the visitors who come here
from all regions of the world.
Respect Thy Beauty
By Malik Stevens
From its white sand beaches and crystal blue wa-
ters, to its amazing greenery and astonishing wildlife,
the beauty of the Virgin Islands is incomparable. I am
honored to bask and live in such a breathtaking envi-
ronment. While I am honored, I am also afraid.
Every day major construction sites are popping up,
taking away from our islands' natural and undisturbed
beauty. Even though we have the National Park, I
sometimes feel that the citizens could do a lot more to
conserve the harmony and beauty of our islands.
Our culture, history, and most importantly, our
source of income revolves around our islands' magnif-
icence. We build hotels, villas, and tourists attractions
each day to attract visitors to these islands, but if all
our natural beauties are exhausted, do we really think
tourists will want to visit? Island clean-ups, picking
up after ourselves and maintaining our properties are
just a few ways Virgin Islanders can help. We some-
times do need development, but maintaining the natu-
ral beauty of our islands should be more important to
each and every one of us.
I feel blessed to reside amongst the Virgin Islands'
natural beauty. All Virgin Islanders should feel the
same way too and show a bit more respect to our is-
lands' natural splendor.

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat

Dr. Iris Kern's new second hand store, New 2 U, has opened in Coral Bay offering
quality second hand goods and the opportunity for young people to learn retailing.


St. John Tradewinds, May 26-June 1, 2008 13

VINP To Host Summer Youth Conservation Corp Program

Red Cross To Meet May 29
St. John Tradewinds
The American Red Cross announces the arrival of Jan Quoss, the
new territorial executive director. Presence is requested of all vol-
unteers, new and old, for a general meeting on Thursday, May 29,
from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Westin Resort in the Trunk Bay room.
To RSVP, call the Red Cross St. Thomas office at 774-0375.

SJSA Annouces Raffle Winners
St. John Tradewinds
St. John School of the Arts would like to thank everyone
who participated in and/or donated to its raffle. SJSA sold close
to $9,000 in raffle tickets. The school's top seller was Evanna
Chinnery, who was awarded $300 for her efforts. Chinnery was
thankful for the extra money, which will help her attend Berklee
College this summer. SJSA is grateful to those individuals and
businesses who donated to the raffle.
Raffle Winners: Fire Island, New York Allie Huber;
Sandcastle Hotel (Jost Van Dyke) Sheri Metras; Westin Resort St.
John Dean Hulse; 60-second steal at Starfish Market Kurt Earl;
Caneel Bay Resort brunch or lunch Jermaine Griffith; Designs of
Aqua Bay Matthew Malturin; Paradiso Jeffrey Smith; Happy
Fish (compliments of Tom and MaryAnne Campbell) Nancy
Schutt; Rhumb Lines Michael White; Lime Inn (compliments
of Tom and MaryAnne Campbell) Christine Barbich; La Tapa -
Marla Werth and Avelino Samuel; Ocean Grill Pamela Richards;
ZoZo's Mario Capano; Baked in the Sun Jason Eds.

Concordia Yoga Pavilion Turns One
St. John Tradewinds
Concordia Yoga Pavilion will host its first birthday party on
Thursday, May 29, at 6:30 p.m. with a special evening yoga ses-
sion. A vegetarian pot-luck will follow. Please bring a dish or
beverage to share. Donations will be accepted for the American
Red Cross China Earthquake Relief Fund.
For more information, call Lori Walden at 693-5354 or Suki at

Interested youths may pick up an application at the
National Park Visitor Center in Cruz Bay between
the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., or call 776-6201
ext. 238. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 6.
The VINP is also recruiting a YCC program leader
who will lead YCC students through the eight-week
summer conservation program. The position is titled
maintenance worker, and this year's wage rate is
$15.88 per hour. The VINP hopes to recruit teachers
from the local school system to lead this important
environmental education and conservation program.
For more information, call Elba Richardson at
776-6201 ext. 221.

St. Ursula's Announces Upcoming Events for May 30-31

St. John Tradewinds
The finance committee of St. Ursula's Anglican
Mission invites everyone to a family night and pot-
luck supper on Friday, May 30, at 6:30 p.m. in the
fellowship hall. All current and former parishioners,
as well as new members, are welcome. Everyone is
asked to bring a dish or something that can be shared
as part of the supper.

St. Ursula's Anglican Mission will honor its former
pastor, the Reverend C. Warren Smith, on Saturday,
May 31, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Ursula's. There will be
a ceremony to rename the St. Ursula's multi-purpose
center after Smith, and a luncheon will follow. The
public is cordially invited.
For more information, call Spencer Stapleton at

Dept. of Education Solicits RFPs for Summer Repair

St. John Tradewinds
The V.I. Department of Education is request-
ing proposals for phase I of the summer repair and
maintenance projects for all the schools in the St.
Thomas-St. John and St. Croix districts. The intent of
the RFP is to have interested individuals, partnerships,
and entities specifically address the services required
and provide the department with a well-considered
proposal for those services.
The deadline to submit proposals is Monday, June
2, at 2 p.m. Packages received will be stamped with
the time and date of receipt and opened after June 2


by an evaluation committee assembled by Education
Commissioner Dr. LaVerne Terry. Proposals received
after the deadline will not be considered, but will be
retained by the department until after an award is
made and then returned to the disqualified candidate.
Please deliver proposals to the V.I. Department of
Education; St. Thomas-St. John District; Property,
Procurement and Auxiliary Services; Attention: Mr.
Cosmore Wheatley, Director; Laga Building 386
Anna's Retreat; St. Thomas, VI 00802.
For more information, contact Wheatley at


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June 23 to August 8

Ages 3 to 7

* Beach trips

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* Arts and crafts

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Ages 8 to 12

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* Hiking

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St. John Tradewinds
The VINP will host a Youth Conservation Corp
program this summer. The YCC program provides
an opportunity for youths to be employed for an
eight-week period while gaining an understanding
and appreciation about the conservation mission of
the National Park Service.
The program will employ seven youths this year.
Participants will be involved in a variety of duties
associated with park operations. The eight-week
program will begin on June 23 and end on August
15. Applicants must be 15 to 18 years of age and be a
U.S. citizen or have permanent residency status.

Monday to Friday
8:30 to 4:30
$225 per week with lunch
$200 wlout lunch
(any number of weeks)

14 St. John Tradewinds, May 26-June 1, 2008

Elaine I Sprauve Library, Other St. John

Organizations Awarded CFVI Mini Grants

American Legion Youth

Flag Football League

Patriots 45 Bengals 6
Xavier Trahan returned to his former position at quarterback and
never lost a beat as he tossed seven TDs in the game. It was Patriots
all the way as the fired up offense got untracked after a slow past
few weeks. Nick Lopes received four scoring passes and Nkosi
Jones grabbed two more as the Patriots positioned themselves for
a run at the playoff, which will be on May 31. The Bengals' only
score came on a Marquis Pilgrim passing play in the first half.
Rams 13 Broncos 0
The newly offensive Rams had it all together as they got their
first win of the season. Justin Doran tossed two TDs to Enzo
Newhard and Oshe' Feldman for the only scoring of the game. The
Broncos were not able to figure out the revamped Rams' offense
nor penetrate the Rams' strong defense.
Packers 37 Raiders 12
It was a tight battle in the first half with the Packers leading by
only one score at the mid-way point. Carson Wessenger passed
two TDs to Joquan Clendinen and the Raiders' Aspen Moore
tossed one to Steven Conley to keep the score close at 13-6. The
second half was all Packers as they came out flying. Wessenger
hit Clendinen for two more scores giving him four on the day.
Lorence Boynes figured in the scoring as Wessenger passed for
his fifth on the day. The Raiders' Moore was able to provide one
more score to Danny Conley but it wasn't enough to overcome the
strong Packer offense. The Packers remain solidly in first place in
the standings.
Standings as of May 19

Team W-L PF PA
Packers 8-1 296 82
Raiders 6-3 211 189
Patriots 4-5 199 202
Broncos 4-5 185 199
Bengals 4-5 152 264
Rams 1-8 136 233

Check next week's St. John Tradewinds for results from the
Bengals vs. Raiders and Packers vs. Rams on Saturday, May 24,
and the Broncos vs. Patriots on Monday, May 26.

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
St. John students now have no excuse for not com-
pleting their summer reading thanks to the Commu-
nity Foundation of the Virgin Islands' mini grant pro-
gram, which awarded $750 to the Elaine I. Sprauve
Library's Free to Read program earlier this month.
The library will purchase two copies of each book
on all St. Thomas-St. John district schools' reading
lists, and the books will be available for pickup by
students at the library's temporary headquarters in the
trailers on the Elaine I. Sprauve Library property. The
summer program encourages kids to read, explained
Elaine I. Sprauve Librarian Carol McGuinness.
CFVI's mini grant program is in its 12th year and
has provided approximately $300,000 in grants to
more than 500 community organizations and indi-
viduals throughout the territory. CFVI expected the
mini grant program to award up to $25,000 in grants
this year, with individual awards ranging from $250
to $1,000.
CFVI mini grants support innovative programs
which enhance the educational, physical, social, cul-
tural and environmental well-being of children, youth
and families in the Virgin Islands, according to the
Community Foundation.
"The committee makes their decisions based on
which programs they think are going to help the com-
munity the most, and they felt that this program was
really going to help literacy problems and encourage
reading," CFVI Programs Manager Liz Lapon said of
the library's program. "They also wanted to spread
the funds territory-wide, so they definitely wanted to
reach out to St. John, as well as St. Thomas and St.
Croix. They liked the idea of rewarding kids for read-
ing and encouraging lifelong readers."
McGuinness is thrilled the library's program was
chosen by CFVI for a mini grant.
"I love the Community Foundation of the Virgin
Islands," said McGuinness. "They're always so good
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Other St. John
Organizations Awarded
Mini Grants Include:

-Ashley Baxley of Coral Bay Mothers was
awarded $300 for a puppet theater project.
The program aims to create a puppet theater
to entertain kids and to teach older kids how
to put on puppet shows. Funding will provide
for wood for the theater, puppets and scripts
for puppet plays.

Paul Devine of the St. John Youth Com-
mittee was awarded $1,000 for newsletter
and video funding. The committee sought
the funding to continue producing its video,
which informs the public about Love City
youth programs and activities, and to create
a newsletter.

Amelia Jones of the Coral Bay Com-
munity Council was awarded $500 for a
Wednesday after school program, which
organizes games, snacks and sports for 20
to 30 kids from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. while their
parents are at work. Funding will provide for
sports equipment.

Claire Wilkinson of the Artists' Associa-
tion of St. John was awarded $500 for an
after school visual arts program. AASJ is
planning a 26-week after school visual arts
program for young people ages 14 to 18.
Classes will meet once per week for two
hours each week. Students will create a
portfolio of work produced over the course
of the program. The funding will offset the
costs for each student and make student
scholarships possible.

St. John Tradewinds, May 26-June 1, 2008 15

Historical Bits

& Pieces

by Chuck Pishko

St. John's People and Park

St. John Tradewinds
The people of St. John had always used their is-
land wisely. They farmed and grew what they needed.
They worked at crafts that used but did not destroy
the bush; e.g. making charcoal, baskets and bay rum
oil. They respected and preserved the environment
which made it desirable for the establishment of a
park. Stateside professionals have confirmed this and
the need to continue this good relationship between
the people and the park.
At the end of April, the National Parks Conserva-
tion Association presented two new reports: "Ameri-
can's Heritage for Sale" and "Virgin Islands National
Park/Virgin Islands Coral Reef Monument, State of
the Parks." The reports describe the status of critical
in-holdings that should be purchased to maintain the
integrity of the park and the condition of the park's
current threats to resources and potential solutions.
The Friends of the V.I. National Park sponsored the
presentation: Joe Kessler introduced John Adornato
III, Regional Director of the NPCA and Lisa Welch,
Director of Development, who reviewed the high-
lights of the reports which included a score card for
the condition of the park's natural resources (fair 73
out of 100) and the cultural resources (poor 55 out
of 100). The recommendations ranged from ambitious
and expensive, such as preservation of and rebuilding
all the ruins, to doable and relatively inexpensive, like
oral histories of St. Johnians and an administrative
history of the park.
Interviews Could Be Compiled
Oral histories have already been started. Last Sep-
tember I wrote in this column about banicleba and ref-
erenced several interviews conducted by Ranger Mat-
ilda Marsh in the mid-70s. The park has transcripts
of the interviews which could be compiled and pub-
lished. They resonate with culture and "olde tymes"
and will affirm the park's interest in and respect for
the folkways of the island. This would supplement the
park's education program for school children and the
annual cultural heritage days program at Annaberg.
Also, the reports recommended that an administra-
tive history of the park be written. Both of these rec-
ommendations would help the park extend its reach
into the community and the history would clear up
some of the misconceptions on the formation of the
park which have persisted for more than 50 years.
Because of its mission the National Park Service
is one of the largest consumers of historical informa-
tion in the United States not only for the service's his-
torical sites, but also for the need to put the parks in
perspective to U.S. history. Also, park managers need
historical information to support their management
decisions, to know how the park came into being and
the management actions that have changed the park.
We know that the high turnover of top park man-
agement creates problems in community perceptions.
While the manager's learning curve is short, it's criti-

cal that it be done right. An administrative history can
socialize new management to the issues of a place
quickly. The history can clarify the historical roots
of policy, identify historic controversy, articulate
the mission, and give the proper context of ongoing
problems. It's important that this history be done in-
ternally and professionally by agency historians who
know exactly what is needed by managers and what
the park's expectations are.
For example, some people believe that the park
stole land and cheated people out of their inheritance.
The administrative history would identify sources of
the park land, how much was paid, and how the land
was used or not used before the park.
40 Percent Owned by 12 People
On May 11, 1950, a Daily News editorial reported
that "of the 32,640 acres of land in the municipality of
St. Thomas and St. John, 13,749 acres or 40 percent is
held by 12 individuals or firms which constitutes one-
tenth of one percent of the actual population of the
municipality in 1940. Three-fourths of this holding is
idle land. The owners of the 40 percent of the land are
divided into speculative groups, indifferent heirs, and
individuals who didn't need the income the property
could produce."
The Daily News believed that land should be put
into productive use either by current owners or by
new owners. Large portions of this land were used
for the park.
Also, during large complex real estate acquisitions
there are slipups over small holdings being folded
in. Deeds weren't always recorded on old sales. The
National Archives records show that these situations
were quickly rectified when brought to the park's at-
tention. All of the real estate deed transactions are
public records in the Virgin Islands Cadastral's Of-
fice. These records show that a lot of the transactions
involved statesiders selling large tracts of land to
Also, some transactions by locals show some
shrewd dealings by locals. For example "vertical"
property on northern slopes overlooking Caneel and
other properties which were of little use to their own-
ers were sold to Rockefeller and provided National
Park land buffers for the locals' property while retain-
ing the heights suitable for farming and future devel-
In the post WWII period, several areas of the
country were vying for new national parks. Many
had greater appeal because of accessibility by roads,
population centers, and strong Congressional support.
The park here was accessible by air travel rela-
tively unknown and expensive at that time sparse
population and little Congressional support.
We were very fortunate to get a park. An adminis-
trative history would clear up the mysteries and lay a
new foundation for mutual community understanding
and cooperation.

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Wagapalooza Afterthoughts and Appreciation To All

By Bonny Corbeil
St. John Tradewinds
What would we do without volunteers to help
us with our many necessary fundraisers for our
ACC? Those were the heartfelt words many of us
on the ACC board of directors found ourselves
repeating throughout our planning and the day
of our eighth annual Wagapalooza event on May
Simply put we couldn't do these
fundraising events without you, the
volunteers. Your dedication and
involvement with us in helping
the needy, abandoned, abused
and homeless animals of St.
John is what keeps our doors
open and these many needs
met on a daily basis.
Many individual people, St.
John businesses, t-shirt spon-
sors and raffle prize donors
all step up to the plate to sup-
port the Wagapalooza event
every year. For this we are truly
grateful and we want to thank
you for your personal time, energy,
continual support and involvement.
This year was particularly exciting as we
moved from judges to a kid-friendly "Waga-
meter." It was an obvious delight to watch
children and yes, big people too who
eagerly anticipated the tail lighting up to measure
their dog's popularity in their entered category.
The exciting finale of Fuego and Pyros of The
Caribbean with their fire eating and fire dancing
troupe added a new level of family entertainment
that will not soon be forgotten.
It is wonderful to see families come out
with their pets leashed and often dressed up in
the most creative ways to enjoy and celebrate
the importance of their pets as loving family
members. Bravo to those who made this year's
Wagapalooza even better than previous years!
We hope that you continue to help us in the years
to come. You are the best!
Special thanks to these wonderful volunteers:
Early morning set-up: John Fuller, Deanna
Sommerville, Lynne Littlechild, Parrothead Pam,
Anthony Toussaint and Burton Scatliffe. Bruce
and Monica Munro, Carol and Rick Wassel and
Oriel Smith arrived in the early morning, stayed
throughout the day and never left until the last
tents and clean-up was done. Unbelievable dedi-

Organization and dog show program: Paul
Devine, B.J. Harris, Michelle Carle, John Fuller.
Media and the dog show program: Jen Dale -
she worked tirelessly!
T-shirt sales: Diana Ripley, "Katy Lady" Anne,
Rich Carle, Sharon from FirstBank.
Registration/membership/education: Connie
Joseph, Anna Tuttle, Debbie Penn, Maia Mongie,
Karen Opsdahl-Roberts and Toni Lacer.
Great music: Michael Beason, Gregg
Jones and Rich Greengold.
Special entertainment: Fuego
and Pyros of The Caribbean -
what a show!
Tent set-up and break-down:
Peter "8 Tuff Miles" Alter for
the hard work in protecting
us all from sun and potential
rain, with Diana Ripley, Bruce
Munro and Rick Wassel.
The fabulous food crew:
Jennifer Troisi, Kathy Dupree,
Craig Roub, Chris Meyer, Lee
Fuller and Mary Gurley.
Popcorn sales: Lonnie Willis
and Joan Bermingham.
The Waga Bar: John Fuller, Jessica
and Matt Cawley, Dr. Bob Raymond, Bruce
Munro, Joe Palminteri, Jon Jones.
The truck "haulers": Oriel Smith, Sheila
Karcher and Kent Scott, Dennis Powell, St. John
Fire Department
Raffle tickets: Monica Munro, Dean Baldwin,
Jan Keiser, Carole Wassel, and Brent Lynn.
Face painters: Artists Denise Wright and Annie
Photographer: Karen Schlesinger and Kim
For all of you who came out to support
Wagapalooza 2008, whether you bought raffle
tickets, drinks, food, t-shirts or registered your
pooches our deepest thanks! If you have a
great idea or suggestion to make Waga '09 an
even bigger and better fundraiser, please e-mail
me at bonnycorbeil@vipowernet.net.




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Letters to St. John Tradewinds

Neighborhood Watch

Dear Editor:
More people these days end up living somewhere
other than where they were born. Rapid transporta-
tion and instant communication have made this possi-
ble. It wasn't so long ago that almost everybody lived
their lives near where they were born. Additionally,
most people in any neighborhood tend to have a fixed
routine day after day, year after year.
The same is true for a lot of fish. If you want to
check out some real homebodies around St. John, try
a little snorkeling over patch reefs. A patch reef de-
scribes an area of coral that is isolated. A good ex-
ample is a section of coral about 100 feet in diameter
surrounded by sand or sea grass and around 100 yards
distant from any other coral structure. This is an ideal
situation and a little hard to find. Look for any coral
structures standing alone. Also, look for these coral
patches in shallow water. This means about 10 feet
to the sand and the coral coming up around four feet
from the surface. This is a calm water scenario. The
profile will allow you to drift over the coral quietly
and observe who's in the neighborhood.
Alot of the reef fish you'll see on these coral patch-
es are permanent residents living their entire life right
there. Among families of fish that have representa-
tive homebodies are angelfish, damselfish, parrotfish,
wrasses, surgeon fish, gobies and more. There will
also be a number of traveling fish (pelagic) at any giv-
en time. Once you become aware of the neighborhood
you'll get to know some of them personally. When
they get to know you, they'll go about their business
as usual, and you will be an official fish watcher.
Don't feed the fish!
The essential tools of your new neighborhood watch
trade are a mask, snorkel and fins. Each of these tools
is essential to become a master fish watcher. The cor-

rect fitting mask is your indispensable window to spy
on the neighborhood. The snorkel allows you to keep
your face in the water so you don't miss any viewing
time. It also helps you stay still so you don't scare
the fish with splashing actions while gulping for air.
The fins will become your quiet stealthful propulsion
and maneuvering tools. The fins stay below the sur-
face to avoid splashing. They allow your hands to be
quiet. The best place for your hands is at your side or
clasped behind your back. Fish freak out when hands
are waving all over the place. If not comfortable with
the mask, fins and snorkel you'll need to practice over
shallow sandy bottom. Stay away from coral until you
are as happy as a manatee in your gear. Remember the
number one rule on Earth, never touch the coral!
When you're ready to begin the neighborhood
watch, get a fish and coral guide. Eventually you'll
acquire a plastic slate to write or draw on with those
free hands you have. One of my favorite neighbors
to start watching is the little brown damselfish with
yellow eyebrows (eupomacentrus planifrons). This
feisty two and a half inch fish sets up a territory on
staghorn or elkhom coral. The territory is usually less
than two feet in diameter. This is home for life. The
small herbivorous damselfish has actually killed off a
section or used an already dead spot of coral to main-
tain an area of algae. The defense of this algal turf is
vicious. If this fish were six feet long it would be the
most dangerous animal on Earth.
The damselfish is just one example of an entire
neighborhood of characters that are always around.
The more you watch them the more you'll see that
they're not too different than the members of your
neighborhood. Fish watching is fun, therapeutic and
safer than snooping on your own neighbors.
Captain Grumpy

Dear Editor,
On Thursday, May 22, Louis Farrakhan spoke in the
U.S. Virgin Islands Legislature. Our Virgin Islands
senators invited him as the special speaker for African
Liberation Day. Farrakhan has one message: HATE.
I saw him speak approximately 20 years ago where I
went to college. About 20 minutes into his "speech,"
I left along with most of the other white people -
for fear we may not be able to leave the auditorium

alive. It's a sad state of affairs when elected govern-
ment officials invite such a speaker and it should not
pass unnoticed. We should email, fax, telephone and/
or when they seek a political contribution prior to the
next election, withhold any contributions from the
politicians who did not publicly object not to men-
tion our votes.
Terri Griffiths
Attorney at law, St. Thomas

Kaia Mackenzie

Mac and Korin Dunford welcomed daughter
Kaia Mackenzie Dunford on Friday, May 9 at
3:47 a.m. at the R.L. Schneider Hospital on St.
Thomas. Kaia weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces and
was 21 inches long.

Resident Objects to Senate's Invitation to Farrakhan

Birth Announcement

St. John Tradewinds, May 26-June 1, 2008 19

Letters to St. John Tradewinds

Resident Decries Removal of Stone Columns at Post Office

Dear Editor:
Noticed at 8 a.m. (Sunday morning, May 18), a
backhoe is taking the post office stone columns down.
Hate to see them go as they are kind of neat looking.
Probably not a permitted endeavor as didn't see a per-

mit and it's Sunday. Would not mind finding out the
name of the guy doing it in case I need to take out an
endangered tree or dig an illegal gut later.

Captain Paul

Dear Editor:
There are proposals to separate the Virgin Islands
citizens into different categories based on "native"
Virgin Islander and other subgroups based on their
place of birth and residence of their grandfather. No
state has several categories of citizens; there are not
"native Californians. The only difference is that the
state resident has to live one to two years in the state
in order to get a discount on tuition in the state school.
The other limitation is that politicians who want to
represent the state in the senate or House of Repre-
sentatives have to reside in the state he or she wants
to represent.
Our definition of Virgin Islander or native Virgin

Dear Editor:
I have a subscription, but I check the Web site fre-
quently. I really dig that you have been updating the
site almost daily. Now I get to see something new

Islander does not spell out what this category is good
for against the regular citizens. As far as I remember,
there was a proposition in the past that only native
Virgin Islanders can invest in the casino. What are
their other privileges? I trust that we are already past
the time when people were discriminated against be-
cause of their faith or skin color. Many people fought
for it and died for it. The whole affair of separation of
our citizens into categories reminds me clearly of the
last sentence in the Animal Farm from Orwell: "All
animals (citizens) are created equal but some of them
are more equal than the others."
Z. Hruza,
St. John

all the time versus when the page was updated every
week. Good job. You guys have done a great job.

Stuart Smith

St. John Tradewinds

Keeping Track

Homicide: 3
Solved: 0

Shootings: 2
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 1

Stabbings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

Arsons: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

1st Degree Burglaries: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

2nd Degree Burglaries: 13
Under Investigation: 13
Solved: 0

3rd Degree Burglaries: 71
Under Investigation: 72
Solved: 1

Grand Larcenies: 89
Under Investigation: 89
Solved: 0

Rapes: 4
Under Investigation: 2
Solved: 2

Homicide: 0
Solved: 0

Shootings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Stabbings: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Arsons: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

1st Degree Burglaries: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

2nd Degree Burglaries: 4
Under Investigation: 4
Solved: 0

3rd Degree Burglaries: 26
Under Investigation: 26
Solved: 0

Grand Larcenies: 24
Under Investigation: 24
Solved: 0

Rapes: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Methodist Pre-school, center above, is next to the Elaine I. Sprauve Library entrance.

Parent Concerned About Closing of Methodist Pre-school

Dear Editor:
It has been brought to my attention that a few
months ago the Methodist pre-school next to the St.
John library had an incident where they had a small
kitchen fire. The kids had to evacuate the school, I un-
derstand, calling off school for a couple of days so the
hazardous smoke and smoke scent could clear. But

how long do they need?
It has been over three months now. Can someone at
least tell the parents what's going on with the school?
We, the parents, need an answer! Can someone please
address this issue?
Angry and Concerned


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St. John Tradewinds Keeping Track

Editor's Note: St. John Tradewinds' Keeping Track data comes from the V.I. Police Department's
Leander Jurgen Command Incident Log, an unofficial record of calls to the Cruz Bay station, reports
and arrests on St. John.

20 St. John Tradewinds, May 26-June 1, 2008

SWedding Announcement

St. John School of the Arts Recital

Contemporary Dance I

All photos by Linc Berry

Hip Hop


Tap II

Creative Movement II

Contemporary Dance II

Guitar Trio

Schnell Weds O'Connell

St. John Tradewinds
Deborah and Donald Schnell of St. John are very pleased to an-
nounce the marriage of their daughter, Abigail Celia Schnell, to
Christopher "CJ" O'Connell on May 1 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Catholic Church.
The bride's attendants were matron of honor Robin Smith of
Marblehead, MA, bridesmaids Sophie Rutnik of St. John, Nell
Soper of Burlington, VT and sister of the groom, Ann O'Connell
of Potomac, MD. The groomsmen were best man Kevin O'Connell
of Palm Beach, FL, Gavin Dandher of Georgetown, MA, Lucas
Schnell of St. John and Michael Schnell of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
The groom's parents are Tish and Jerry O'Connell of St. John
and Maryland. A reception for close family and friends was held at
Turtle Bay Estate on St. John. The bride and groom will continue
to reside and work on St. John.


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St. John Tradewinds, May 26-June 1, 2008 21

Jmump Up and Congregate for Festivl 2008

Festival Village Honoree: Irene Scatliffe
Food Fair Honoree: Yolanda Morton
Parade Marshal: Miles Stair

Saturday, May 31:
Pan-O-Rama, Frank Powell Park, 4 p.m. Contact person: Ira Wade, 776-6346

Friday, June 13:
Senior Variety Show, Winston Wells ball field, 7 p.m. Contact person: Jane Johannes, 776-6450

Saturday, June 14:
Festival bike race, V.I. National Park, 8 a.m. Contact person: 690-3692 I

Saturday, June 15:
Princess show, Winston Wells ball field, 6 p.m. Contact person: Enid Doway, 774-3838

Saturday, June 21:
Miss St. John Selection, Winston Wells ball field, 8 p.m. Contact person: Enid Doway, 774-3838

Sunday, June 22:
Food Fair and Coronation, Frank Powell Park, 1 p.m. Contact person: N. Thomas/L. Smith.
Boat races, Cruz Bay harbor, 3 p.m. Contact person: Janice Paris, 776-6171

Friday, June 27:
Festival Mix, Winston Wells ball field, 9 p.m. Contact person: Lucinda Jurgen, 776-1291

Saturday, June 28:
Festival Village opens, Cruz Bay parking lot, 7 p.m. Contact person: Jane Johannes, 776-6450

Thursday, July 3:
f Cultural Day, Frank Powell Park, 1 p.m. Contact person: Alecia Wells, 776-6336

Friday, July 4:
J'Ouvert, 4 a.m.
Parade, V.I. National Park, 11 a.m.
Fireworks display, Cruz Bay harbor, 9 p.m. Contact person: N. Thomas, 774-3107

Additional information call the Festival Hotline at 690-3692 or 690-1725

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Island Youth Turn Their Attention to Creative Pursuit

Continued from Page 9
as K'shana Thomas just has, they work on making
shapes ascending a rectangular block of wood. As
they progress, like Kahleed Thomas, they work on
spinning tops and boxes to fit underneath, as well as
circular mirrors.
After a year or so, when the students are as sea-
soned as Rogers and Frances, they advance to making
pens, bowls, earrings, and even drum sticks.
Classes for Adults and Youth
Samuel also gives adult wood turning classes.

"Adults and kids have different things to offer,
Samuel said. "I feel like I have more of a lasting im-
pact on the kids."
If you are a student and are interested in taking
classes, they are offered after school on Tuesday and
Thursday in Samuel's shop next to the Housing, Parks
and Recreation building across from the former Tex-
aco gas station.
It is a unique opportunity to try something new and
learn an awe-inspiring art from and awe-inspiring

Continued from Page 8
schools in New England," he said. "It was the end
of the football season and I hadn't heard from any
schools' coaches. I had pretty much given up hope
at that time."
Without any exposure to stateside collegiate
programs, Simonsen's football playing dreams
were fading. But things were about to dramatically
change for the GHS senior.
"In February I got an email from the head coach
at Lawrence University suggesting that I fill out
an application online even though the deadline for
applying had passed by two weeks," said Simon-
sen. "I had worked with Steve Morganthaler as my
conditioning coach all summer before he moved
to Kentucky."
"Coach Morganthaler told the Lawrence coach
about me," Simonsen continued. "I wasn't expect-
ing it at all it was a total surprise."
The Full Package
While the football program fit his ambitions,
the rest of the school also matched what Simonsen
was looking for in a school.
"All of the classes are taught by professors, not
graduate students and they have a really big music
conservatory," he said. "I play the bass and was in
the band Twelve Tears. A good music department
is something I wanted in a school also."

Simonsen has also been in contact with the Law-
rence University track and field coach and hopes
to compete in the hammer toss, which he practices
off-season to help stay fit. That, however, is by no
means the only exercise Simonsen does to keep in
Suzuki Workouts
"I go to the gym three days a week and run for a
half hour or so and lift weights," said Simonsen. "I
also train with Jeremy Zuber in explosive sprints
and running. Then on weekends I push my Suzuki
Sidekick up hills."
"That was something Coach Morganthaler sug-
gested," continued Simonsen. "I figure if I can
push my car up hill, I can push over a person."
Simonsen was officially accepted and offered a
generous scholarship to Lawrence University in
April. The GHS senior will head off to Wisconsin
in August, when he'll have a few weeks before ex-
periencing his first winter ever.
"I was born in Guam and moved here when I
was a year and a half old," Simonsen said. "I'm not
worried about the winter though I think it will
be fun and different. I'm psyched."
Simonsen will be joining a winning tradition at
Lawrence, whose football team ranks in the top 30
schools in the country in all-time wins and win-
ning percentage for NCAA Division III colleges.

Jesse Simonsen: College Football Scholarship

p. 9,

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Caribbean Villas & Resorts
tel. 1-800-338-0987
or locally 340-776-6152

Carefree Getaways on St. John
tel. 779-4070 or 888-643-6002

Catered To, Inc.
tel. 776-6641 fax 693-8191
5000 Enighed #206, STJ, VI 00830

Island Getaways
888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.com
kathy @islandgetawaysinc.com

Suite St. John Villas/Condos
tel. 1-800-348-8444
or locally at 340-779-4486

VIVA Vacations
tel. 779-4250
P.O. Box 1747, STJ, VI 00831

Crane, Robert Architect, AIA
tel. 776-6356
P.O. Box 370, STJ, VI 00831

Barefoot Architect, Inc.
tel. 693-7665 fax 693-8411
P.O. Box 1772, STJ, VI 00831

Building Products
St. John Hardware
tel. 693-8780 fax 776-6685
Located at The Marketplace

Tropic Service & Supply Company
Tel. 626-4946 or 779-8000
building supplies, furniture, lumber, etc.

Maho Bay Art Center
tel. 776-6226 Glass blowing, pottery,
recycled art, tie dye, paper making

Quin House Galleries
773-0404 or 715-0070
Fine mahogony furniture

Dolphin Market
tel. 776-5322- Organic produce,
low prices, Located in Boulon Center

St. John Dental
Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
tel. 693-8898, walk-ins welcome

Dr. Robert J. DeBonis
tel. 775-9950, Cell: 340-626-0000

Gym in Paradise
3rd floor Marketplace
776-0600, M-Sat 6-9 Sun 6-12

Theodore Tunick & Company
Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002

Interior Design
Designs Of Aqua Bay, Inc.
Mary Ellis (340) 693-8487; (508) 385-7614

R&I PATTON goldsmithing
776-6548 or (800) 626-3455
pattongold.com, Chat@pattongold.com

Contractors hands
Breckinridge Custom Homes Landscaing
tel. 715-0262 fax 715-0264 Alfredo's Landscaping
Web-based project reports and pictures tel 774-1655 cell 513-2971
P.O. Box 91, St. John, VI 00831

tel. 779-4047, "Three Hour Tour"
Classic Wooden Picnic Yacht

Coral Bay Garden Center
tel. 693-5579 fax 714-5628
P.O. Box 1228, STJ, VI 00831

tel. 643-6348
Landscaping & Irrigation

Real Estate
American Paradise Real Estate
tel. 693-8352 fax 693-8818
P.O. Box 8313, STJ, VI 00831
info @americanparadise.com

Cruz Bay Realty
tel. 693-8808 fax 693-9812
P.O. Box 66, STJ, VI 00831

Farchette & Hanley Real Estate
340-773-4665 ext 30 or 340-513-3268

Holiday Homes of St. John
tel. 776-6776 fax 693-8665
P.O. Box 40, STJ, VI 00831
info @holidayhomesVI.com

Islandia Real Estate
tel. 776-6666 fax 693-8499
P.O. Box 56, STJ, VI 00831

John McCann & Associates
tel. 1-888-STJOHN8(7856468) fax 693-3366
info@ realestateonstjohn.com
Located at Wharfside Landing

RE/MAX St. Croix Team San Martin
tel. 773-1048 fax 773-1917
sold @teamsanmartin.com

St. John Properties, Inc.
tel. 693-8485 fax 776-6192
P.O. Box 700, St. John, VI 00831

Town & Country Real Estate
tel. 693-7325 fax 693-7331
Coral Bay: t 774-7962 f 777-5350

Baked in the Sun Bakery
tel. 693-8786, Call for Take-Out
Third Floor, The Marketplace

Compass Rose at Pastory Gardens
tel. 777-3147 mini golf course open
Serving dinner nightly 4 to 10 p.m

Concordia Cafe
Dinner 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday
Just above Salt Pond 693-5855

La Tapa
tel. 693-7755
P.O. Box 37, STJ, VI 00831

Lime Inn, The
tel. 779-4199 or 776-6425
Located in Cruz Bay

Morgan's Mango
tel. 693-8141 fax 693-9061
P.O. Box 37, St. John, VI 00831

tel. 774-3663 We Deliver!
Vegetarian and Mediterranean Cuisine

Skinny Legs
tel. 779-4982; www.skinnylegs.com
"A Pretty OK Place"

Jolly Dog
tel. 693-5900, "Stuff You Want"
Located in Coral Bay

de Tax Rescue
Tax Preparation & Representation
715-3425 or 777-7011

tel. 774-2000; 1-887-716-2002
All digital high speed internet access

Solar Products
Solar Products & Services
West Indies Solair serving all islands
776-9048 773-4790

BGM Engineers & Surveyors
tel. 776-6770 fax 693-7700
P.O. Box 1103, STJ VI 00831

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3 Sail Church
10 Sunday
Bellevue Community Center

Baha'i Community of St. John
Race Unity Devotions
7:30 p.m. Fridays;
Study Circles 9 a.m. Sundays
776-6316, 776-6254

Bethany Moravian Church
Cruz Bay, St. John
11 a.m., Sunday School

Calvary Baptist Church
13 ABC Coral Bay, 776-6304
Sunday School 10 a.m.,
Sunday evening 6 p.m.,
Thursday 7 p.m.

Christian Ministry
Cinnamon Bay Beach
Sunday 8:30 a.m.

Christian Science Society
10:45 a.m. Sunday- Marketplace
Wednesday Testimonials
7:45 p.m. on last Wed. of Month

The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints
Sun. 9 a.m., STT. 776-2379
Sun., 5 p.m., STJ, Lumberyard

Cruz Bay Baptist Church
Sunday 11 a.m.,
6 p.m. 776-6315

Emmaus Moravian Church
Coral Bay, Sun. 9 a.m.

Jehovah's Witness
7:30 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays,
10 a.m. Sundays
(no contact information given)

Missionary Baptist Church
9:30 a.m. Sunday Services, 10:45
Worship, Tuesday 7 p.m.
Bible Study 693-8884

Nazareth Lutheran Church
Sunday 9 a.m.,
Sunday School 8:00 a.m.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Sat. 6 p.m., Sun. 7:30 & 9:30 a.m.,
Spanish Mass 5:30 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m.

St. John Methodist Church
Sunday 10 a.m, 693-8830

Seventh Day Adventist
Saturdays. 779-4477

St. John Pentecostal Church
Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
Tuesdays Prayer 7:30 p.m.,
Thursdays Bible Study 7:30 p.m.

St. Ursula's Episcopal Church
Sundays, 7:15 am, 8:30 a.m.
Bible Class, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
9:45 a.m. Sunday, 776-6332

Word of Faith Church
Sunday, March 2, at 1 p.m. at the
Gifft Hill School. Call 774-8617

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Community Calendar

St. John Tradewinds
St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-oriented,
not-for-profit events for inclusion in this weekly listing. Call
776-6496, e-mail editor@tradewinds.vi or fax 693-8885.

Monday, May 26
The American Legion Viggo E. Sewer Post 131 will host several
activities on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26. Legionnaires will
form at the Calabash Boom Cemetery at 9:30 a.m., where they will
host a ceremony beginning at 10 a.m.
May 29, June 27 and July 17
Informational public forums led by St. John residents Paul
Devine and Ronnie Jones are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the Julius
E. Sprauve School on May 29, June 27 and July 17. The forums
are intended to gather public input and to provide updates on what
is happening with the Fifth Constitutional Convention. All input
will be sent to Constitutional Convention delegates.
Thursday, May 29
There will be an American Red Cross general meeting on
Thursday, May 29, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Westin Resort in the
Trunk Bay room.
Thursday, May 29
Concordia Yoga Pavilion will host its first birthday party on
Thursday, May 29, at 6:30 p.m. with a special yoga session.
Friday, May 30
Public school registration for children residing on the island of
St. John is scheduled for Friday, May 30, at the Julius E. Sprauve
School from 8:30 to 11:45 a.m.
Friday, May 30
The finance committee of St. Ursula's Anglican Mission invites
everyone to a family night and pot-luck supper on Friday, May 30,
at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall.
Saturday, May 31
St. Ursula's Anglican Mission will honor its former pastor, the
Reverend C. Warren Smith, on Saturday, May 31, at 11:30 a.m.
at St. Ursula's.
Tuesday, June 10
Guy Benjamin Elementary students will be promoted in a
Tuesday, June 10, ceremony at 9 a.m. at the Emmaus Moravian
Wednesday, June 11
Julius E. Sprauve School's promotion ceremony has changed.
JESS students will now be promoted on Wednesday, June 11, at
6:30 p.m. at St. Ursula's Church.
Thursday, June 12
Gifft Hill School students will graduate on Thursday, June 12, at
5 p.m. at Caneel Bay Resort's Turtle Point.
Tuesday, June 17
The STT/STJ Chamber of Commerce's St. John Chapter June
meeting is Tuesday, June 17, at 5:30 p.m. at St. Ursula's multi-
purpose center.

AA Meetings
Alcoholics Anonymous meets as scheduled: Sundays, 9:45
a.m. at Hawksnest Bay Beach; Closed meeting for alcoholic
only at Nazareth Lutheran Church at 5:30 on Tuesdays; Open
meetings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 p.m. at
Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay; Tuesdays, Thursdays
and Saturdays at 6 p.m. at Emmaus Moravian Church, Coral
Al-Anon Meetings
Al-Anon meets on St. John every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the
picnic table at the VINP ball field, and every Thursday at 5:30
p.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church.

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St. John Police Report

St. John Police Department: 693-8880 or 911
Cellular 911: 776-9110
St. John Fire Service: 776-6333

Friday, May 16 Rd. Attempted burglary.
4:50 p.m. Unit 402 c/r a vehicle over the em- 8:40 a.m. A resident of Chocolate Hole c/r a
bankment on Centerline Road. Police assistance, break in at his residence. Burglary in the second.
Saturday, May 17 12:30 p.m. A citizen c/r someone unknown
6:45 p.m. An employee of Boyson Inc. c/r two broke into his residence and removed personal
vehicles involved in an accident aboard the Mister items belonging to him and his wife. Burglary in
B. Auto accident, the third.
No time given A citizen r/ his residence was 9:10 p.m. A citizen c/r from Cinnamon Bay
broken into. Burglary in the third, campground that she found a bag of marijuana.
Sunday, May 18 Police assistance.
1:00 a.m. A citizen r/ a woman walking in the Wednesday, May 21
nude in Cruz Bay. An inspection was conducted of 8:25 a.m. A citizen p/r someone unknown
the area, no nude person was found, broke into his villa and removed personal items.
10:55 a.m. A citizen p/r someone took his Burglary in the third.
scooter. Unauthorized use of a vehicle. 6:26 p.m. Officer D. Callwood p/ with one Ru-
4:20 p.m. Citizen p/r he recovered his scooter, pert Walters of Estate Pastory charged with con-
Recovered vehicle, tempt of court. Contempt of court.
5:20 p.m. A citizen p/r his villa was broken into Thursday, May 22
at Cruz Bay Villas. Burglary in the third. 11:25 a.m. A citizen p/r someone stole his cam-
Monday, May 19 era from his vehicle. Grand larceny.
10:30 a.m. A citizen c/r an accidental injury at 11:45 a.m. A resident of Gift Hill p/r someone
the Pond Bay construction site. Accidental injury, harassing her via her home phone. Telephone ha-
1:35 p.m. A citizen p/r that while boarding the rassment.
ferry, she fell into an open engine hatch. Acciden- 12:50 p.m. A resident of Estate Enighed p/r
tal injury, someone stole her gold chain off a Varlack Ven-
11:10 p.m. An employee of St. John Inn c/r a tures school bus. Grand larceny.
fight in progress at same. Assault in the third. 2:30 p.m. A citizen c/r someone hit their car
Tuesday, May 20 into her stone wall in the area of Hill Street. Auto
5:30 a.m. A citizen c/r a break in at Rock Ridge accident.


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Tradewinds, May 26-June 1, 2008

Cement Spills on Island's East End Again

St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Tom Oat

The latest major spills of cement on Princess Borck Bay, above,
and Princess Hill, below, were pushed off the road after drying.



The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA)
is soliciting proposals for:

RFP-WMA-007-T-08 On-Call Professional Land Surveyor Services in the
Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Prospective submitters may secure a proposal package for their use from the
Authority's Procurement and Property Division, St. Thomas-St. John District Office
at Wheatley Center II, St. Thomas, or from the St. Croix District Office at No. 1A La
Grande Princesse, Suite BL1, Christiansted, St. Croix.

PROPOSAL DUE DATE and TIME: Friday, May 30, 2008 at 4:00 pm
Atlantic Standard Time

PROPOSAL DUE PLACE: Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority,
#1 La Grande Princesse, Suite BL 1
P. O. Box 5089
Kingshill, VI 00851-5089
9500 Wheatley Center II, Suite 2
P. O. Box 303669
St. Thomas, VI 00803-3669
(Six Sealed Proposal Packages)
NOTE: The proposal number must be placed on
the outside of all Bid Packages.

DIRECT INQUIRIES: Mrs. Cecile Phillip-Lynch, Acting Director,
Procurement and Property Division
Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority
#1 La Grande Princesse, Suite BL1,
Christiansted, VI 00820 OR
P. O. Box 5089, Kingshill, VI 00851-5089
Email: clynch@viwma.org

The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority reserves the right to waive any
non-substantive informalities, technicalities, or irregularities; or reject any or all
qualifications and proposals; or to re-advertise for proposals, and to award or refrain
from awarding the contract for the work.

May Adams Cornwall
Executive Director

The Community Newspaper Since 1972

tel 340-776-6496
fax 340-693-8885

e-mail info@tradewinds.vi
website stjohnnews.com

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I~ ~ HepWne

Hot! Hot! Hot!
Full time, part time, lots of benefits, free scuba,
snorkeling, sailing trips to the BVI, etc. Growing
watersports company has immediate openings:
Beach Attendants at Westin Resort
Retail Store Staff
PADI Instructors

Cruz Bay Watersports 776-6857

PART-TIME Rental Delivery Staff
Monthly Schedule
$50-$275 per delivery (Avg delivery fee = $150)

Responsibilities & Details
Gather rental equipment & beverage order for event.
Deliver rental equipment & beverage order for banquets,
weddings and events to Villas and Beaches on St. John.
Retrieve and return all rental equipment from event.
Delivery fee includes pickup, retrieval and actual delivery.
Deliveries typically take 2 hours and pickup & retrieval
typically take 2-3 Hours.
Most deliveries schedule pickup 1-2days after initial delivery.
Use KatiLady Truck.
Must have cell phone, valid drivers license and own
Comfortable driving on St. John roads.
Good driving record
Able to self-motivate, requiring little management
Great personality and positive attitude
Physically capable of completing the task at hand
Be able to multi-task and stay on schedule
Not afraid of manual work!
References required, on-island references preferred

Call Hanna at 693-8500

Guest Services Part Time
For Villa Management Company Must be articulate
and extremely responsible, organization a must! Sunny
Disposition and good interpersonalskills important.
Good Salary and Benefits. Weekends are required.
Great opportunity for the right individual. 779-4647

- Looking for an Office/
Kiosk Assistant. Tasks
include: Booking Trips,
organizing the departure/
arrival of charter boats and
rental dinghies, Answering
Phones and Emails, and
Multi Tasking. Computer
Skills are needed. Please
call 777-7245 or email
sheree @calypsovi.com

Seeking retired person
or couple, part-time
work in guest services.
Must be honest, person-
able and have reliable




FT Prep Cook,
Starfish Market.
Training & Benefits
Great opportunity.
Contact Ted Robinson

St. John Tradewinds
is looking for a news
and feature reporter
while current staff writer
takes maternity leave.
Candidates must be able
to work with weekly
deadlines in a fast-paced
environment. Proficiency
in AP style preferred.
Please email resumes to

PT Cleaning Help
Starfish Market on STJ
18+ y/o, legal citizen/
resident, English speaking
Hard working,
dependable. Call Nedra
Ephraim, Store Manager

Two Bedroom Apt.
Estate Bethany, A/C,
overlooking Westin.
Also, One Bedroom in
Contant. 340-690-1104

Furnished, Long-Term,
Chocolate Hole East,
Waterfront. $1400 includ-
ing elec. A/C. Call Ron
at (715) 853-9696

House for Rent: 2 bd/2
ba Mt. top house, 30 mile
views, paved road, 5 min
to Coral Bay, 20 min. Cruz
Bay, wrap around cov-
ered porches, A/C, W/D,
annual lease. $1895/mo.
or 561-602-9484

Cruz Bay
* 1 Bd/1 Ba, W/D on site,
2 Bd/1 Ba apt. W/D on
site, $1800.00
2Bd/ 2 Ba apt. W/D,
oceanfront, $2700
* 3 Bd, 2 Ba, W/D on-site,
great view, $2800.00
Coral Bay
2 Bd, 1 Ba house,
great view $2100.00
2 Bd/ 2 Ba, W/D,
oceanfront, $2200

St. Estate

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Farchette & Hanley
Real Estate
52 King Street
Christiansted, St. Croix 00820
340-773-4665 ext 30 or 40
cynthia@cynthiataylorstx. com

located in Coral Bay,
flat lot with water views,
affordable. $150,000.
paulm.stjohn @ gmail.com

Short Term
Johns Folly Private 1 BR
masonry home. Beautiful
ocean views, breezes.
W/D. $1000/week/dbl.

2000 Chevy Blazer, V6,
Automatic, A/C, 60,000
miles, $5,000. OBO

'96 Nissan Pathfinder
4WD, auto, 20" chrome
rims, black, tint, CD,
sunroof. 135k, runs great!
$7,900. 340-690-2420.

Island Truck For Sale
1986 Toyota 4x4, good
work truck. $2,000.00
642-1881 or 693-9467

'89 Ford F150
and '96 Toyota pickup.
Best offers. 693-5778

Tame sheep and goats
available for bush control
on your property, St. John
only. Call Carolina Corral
at 693-5778

Feel Like you "missed the boat" in St. John?

Act now and get in on real
estate in St. Croix.
Award winning restaurant
operating for 17 years for sale as
leasehold. Currently open 6 nights
and Sunday brunch, averaging
56 covers. Can be expanded.
Unbeatable location within a
100 unit condominium property
overlooking the water with views of
Buck Island and the other islands.
$225,000.00 Turn key operation
with extremely loyal clientele.
Looking for condos starting
in the mid 200 range with rental

income of $2,000 plus per month.
Broad range of homes, land,
condos and commercial properties
on St. Croix. Visit my web page or
better yet, COME VISIT ME.
Don't let opportunity pass you
by. There is still time to get in on
the values on St. Croix
Cynthia Taylor

For Space Call

Retail Space Available
Excellent location
on 2nd floor, 808 s/f,
front and back entrance.
Office Space Available
271 s/f and 454 s/f
in Office Suites II
Small Storage Spaces
Plenty of Parking.
Short walk to town.
Elevator. Generator.
Call Barbara at 776-6455

Sizes to 10' x 12',
Autos, Boats, Trailers.
Call For Rates: 779-4445

Seeking sale
or partnership
arrangement in
Mixed Media Gallery
due to health issues.
See or call Mike

Nick 771-3737

"_-- 6COMMONs

Brand New Office/Retail
Space Available
Excellent Location
right next to Westin!
Join Gourmet Market,
Spa, Offices, & more
3 spaces remain:
603 ft. / 726 ft. / 837 ft.
Ample Parking, Generator,
Summer 2008 Turnover.
Call 473-9670 /

Prestigious St. Thomas
Art Gallery for Sale. Great
Reputation, Main Street
Location, with Diverse Local
Artist Representation.
Please only Serious Inquires
Ph: 340.643.6363

Professional tiling
services available
on St. John (marbel,
porcelain, ceramic).
Contact Jeff today
at 340-3445334

e rical ge Soae

The Lumberyard

Down Town Cruz Bay
Where St. John Does Business

Commercial Space Available

28 St. John Tradewinds, May 26-June 1, 2008

Team San Martin Waterfront Lot
Teamwork makes dreams work. on North Shore
on North Shore
Take advantage of the
chance to own a private
waterfront .44 acre lot!
Enjoy views to the north
and Hamm's Bluff.
MLS #07-1682 $199,000 Beautiful sunsets and

5 Company SCUBA diving The Wall
5Coipa nynsted, VI 00820 will be yours. Island
Christiansted, VI 00820 Outstanding Apnl. P dreams do come true!
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Bringin' the Fun Cinnamon Bay Keep Me Posted
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REAL ESTATE, INC. P.O. Box191, St.John, VI 00831

1 bdrm, 1 bath, high-quality masonry construction bath home with pool and guest cottage. From
beach house, located on a large 1.36+/-acre a location on north side of Bordeaux Mountain,
parcel in Privateer Bay. The house, designed by Tequila Sunrise is aptly named for its gorgeous
Michael Milne, is very private, cannot be seen down island, sunrise and moonrise views.
from the estate road & is only steps from the Quiet and private with lush tropical
water. It is fully shuttered with covered decks & landscaping, this home is a real value
clear cypress ceilings. Stony Bay Beach House .................... ....................$1,375,000.
can be purchased "as is" or can be finished out to
suit your taste. An excellent value with its pristine U LUMINARIA '1
& private location, wonderful views & cooling has a com-
tradewind breezes ......................... $1,550,000. manding and pri-
vate location on
c RIDGETOP a 2 the ridgetop in
bdrm, 2 bath Carib- Upper Carolina.
bean style vacation Extremely suc-
home located in a cessful short term
secluded enclave of rental with three I., ,
Estate Eden. Custom separate bedroom suites, spacious upper
mahogany doors, hibiscus motifs, outdoor and lower level decks take advantage of the
showers, decks off every living space and a wide ranging views overlooking Coral Harbor
welcoming grass backyard make this a easy and to Drakes Passage and the BVI's. Luxuriant
comfortable tropical home. Ridgetop enjoys landscaping surrounds the pool and villa. The
access to a shared pool, cabana and deck, large four car garage could easiy be converted
located just below the property ........$775,000. to living space............................. $2,925,000.


rental home wI equal 2BR, in Privaielr liey I st'lU., One This villa
2A ensltcut. large kitchen lot h1asL S ISSft crf aadler 'Cl prrk. R
and great room eads to a bcachfront. The adjacent lot jinlude
a o a o Iuias deeded bctch path. These stainless,
wall of glass. Covered private cs eldced parcels als~ graiute, st
patio & hbtc water views enjoy use of Association beach deck, poau
co CarLbbean. $1,175,000. cotiges. Now just 999,000. views. No'
4BR, 4BA with poaoramic Rtandnvou Ray frrom this
_______________vie',s F' over < rettl Cr.iz IIil popular rcnlal home with
to St. Thomas & Thaich great C.iribbctIn flajr. rEK.
ay. Pool, hot tub, game IRA witlh huge deLc aiid
cPrnm, wet bjr $1,799,00. pool area. $I.06C,000.

D BY $180,000
won't lasi al this
cenl ren1;vaILins$
Bcu melt kitchen.
custom cabinecl,
vne sinks. amnS.ing
I and huge water
v Only l$.295.d00.

TWO HOMES nearing complle ion. A 2hr. 2ha and ]br, Iba collttIgc., tlng views, JusI $995,IO0.
LOWER PETER BAY b4r. 4.Jba. pool and just s eps away from whilt sa4ndy bcanh. $6,0V0,000.
NBAR TOWN A newly constructed villa with two sepCrate 2BR/1BA units & pool. 1.,999,999.
DvoLlopcr Uni3l GRANDE BAY luxury DEAL OF THE WEEK
Now Availabl.l bhechlrroni devet. Walk lo This 2BR. 1.5BA unil is
in i from thnse (2I2hr 2ba ju.l one mile 1rou CrnZ
unis starting at I75,00C 0. RY Aeiaiirs wurket wAeLr
And. &2) 1br 2bi wliIs vi 'ws. oversized versnida
MIattiis At 51,h00,00- nd hugc pool. 49.00.
CRANDE BAY Assigrn ment o :r Cotraio i. srt-iig t S 839.00O. Pcnth4use unit tor $87fi,0l0.
WHY RENT Sunsel Ridge 2 snew Ibr, ]ba units w? huge water views. $279,000 & $299,000.
SIRENUSA I.uxury Condo devel. is nearly Lomplre te. 3 & 4BR ivil.- & hbeirat L 1,t110,0010.
A STEAL lhis 2br, 1 .5b has it all. Sun~cl wallr vihws s common pool. A muNl iee. $549,000.
bordering National Park w)lPatLtl in peaceful FisI
270 rk. vt wttcr Ironaigt &]Bay. The perfect buildiLng
rimall sandy beach oni Reerf location I'Tr yOr drean
Bay. Enjoy views & sounds vacation v.illa w/ easy
tf the rrf. S2,75V,DI00 beach acceES. E92fS000.
18 ACRES & 29 sub-divided lots above Rendezvous with most roads paved. CIll us f*r details.
DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUN[TY expired plains permirs I'r ] nil onIdo prj,,r, 2,75 0,0O0.
LOWER PETER BAY prime building loI wilh iLncmptrfnble norlih hITre viCew....- $2.500,000.
ON TOP OF THE WORLDI the heighes point on MamLy Peak. Amnazins 360 'icu. $31,99,000.
BORDEAUX 3.3+/.ac.knill top wi/pnrlrnoeic viiLew excellent de c]relpmen pIote nLil.$ I,299,4 9.
FREEMANS GROUND L.arge uh-dividable 1.73+e- at. ItL with ~reat wa et v ies.....$44%,999
BORDEAUX Fantastic down isLand views from Josi and Sandy Cay to Lcduck............-429,000.
REDUCED oversized lot in Coral Bay near proposed marina project.............. UST 1310,000.
WHAT A DEAL Ch 4cClai Il ule lot wiLl actLiv plans & prtrthiti in place................... -22- 4,000
LOWEST PRICED pircel in precligious Choclite Holer A STEAL AT JUST.......... 195,OO0.
EMMAUS A great It tli a grial price with hugc C(.pral lify harbor views ,....... N w jnus. 17.5,OOV.
able. Prices emsra. frm 11,00 to 5t 25,00. Ifot thisr Retail Sho ppirn Center. $2,250,000

NEXT AD DEADLINE: Thursday, May 29th


Add your.home to our group and share the
S Catered to...Vacation Homes advantages.
We Still have room for 2 or 3 special villas with pools.
ent profitable rental histories Extensive advertising program
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St. John Properties, Inc.

(340) 693-8485 FAX (340) 714-5320 www.stjohnproperties.com 1

Now Serving St. Thomas and St. Croix I

Johnson Bay Estates

Adjacent parcels 150' from
beautiful sandy beach. Easy build
flat lots with underground utilities
and paved roads in this quiet
friendly neighborhood. Almost
waterfront for $285,000 each

Two contiguous R-2 parcels
overlooking Cruz Bay feature
rolling hills, knoll tops and
sunset views over St. Thomas.
5.11 Acres $4.5 Million or
9.45 Acres $6.2 Million

Quiet wooded lots with sunset-water views. Walking distance to Cruz
Bay restaurants, shops and trails into the V.I. National Park. One-quarter
to one-half acre. Priced at $200,000 to $500,000.

St. John Properties welcomes referrals of clients from cooperating Brokers on St. Jo

Glucksberg 2br/lba home.
Front and rear decks, ceramic tile
throughout, including the decks.
Vaulted ceilings w/exposed beams
& ceiling fans in the living room and
bedrooms. Full tiled bath w/shower
& tub. A/C in the master bedroom.
Reduced to $295,000

SADIE SEA Wonderful opportunity to
own and operate an established charter
boat. Currently doing half and full day snor-
kel/sight-seeing trips and NPS Reef Bay hike
return trips to Cruz Bay. $150,000

GRUNWALD Starter cottage, move right in! $209,000

Premium Cruz Bay condo $698,000
St. John Properties is the only St. John real estate agency
with an office on St. Croix. Long-time St. John resident
Vicky Pedersen is the St. John Properties representative
on St. Croix. Her enthusiasmfor both St. John and
St. Croix is contagious and her knowledge of both
islands is extensive. Call Vicky at 626-8220

hn and St. Thomas.

expansion, Deeded rights to bea'
refurbishing has just been complet

includes kitchen, dining and living
m deck with covered outdoor dinin
condition and great rental history $

beach lot at Kiddel Bay, a great plh
to sell at $1,495,000.

1996 Jeep Wagoneer and furniture
flat lot is a gardener's delight. Wal

"Colibri" Superb sunset and
water views from this 3 bedroom
waterfront home in Great Cruz Bay.
Features include native stonework,
large pool deck with gazebo,
masonry construction, air condi-
tioning, water views from every
room and pool, and lots of room for
ch and dinghy landing. A recent
d, $3,495,000
"Calypso By The Sea" is a
charming Caribbean style beach-
front villa with an impressive rental
history located in tranquil
Johnson's Bay Estates a truly
picturesque and idyllic tropical site.
Two luxurious master suites sepa-
rated by a central great room which
areas, all opening up to an oversize
g and a sunken spa. Excellent
"La Sirena" Walk to the beach
from this beautifully crafted villa
overlooking the sparkling waters of
Kiddel Bay on St. John's quiet
southeastern shore, Near some of
the best snorkeling and hiking on
the island. Booked year-round,
masonry construction, common
ice to relax and rejuvenate, Priced

"Snail's Pace" "Cute As A
Button" and "Clean As A Whistle"
are phrases that describe this
cottage perfectly. Fronted by a
white picket fence, this cozy studio
home has all new cabinets, furni-
ture, bath, paint, pumps, etc.
Landscaping is extensive and
tropically colorful. Sale Includes
. List price is below appraisal. The
k to Reef Bay Beach. $549,000

"Coral Crest" is a large three bedroom, free
standing unit in a great location within an estab-
lished condominium development located just above
Cruz Bay Town. Enjoy cooling breezes and
expansive views of the Caribbean overlooking Great
Cruz and Chocolate Hole Bays. New common pool.
"Mango Terrace Condos" Michael Milne =
designed condos under construction in Cruz Bay.
Two, three and four bedrooms available, A/C, walk to
Frank Bay beach and town. Water views, high
quality appliances. These will be some of the most
spacious condos on St. John. Only 20% down.
Completion scheduled for Fall 2008. Special pre-
construction prices: $825,000 to $1.6M OR Fractional Ownership Opportunity!
Only 4 out of 10 equal ownership shares are left for Mango's Unit 3 ground
floor with 4 bedrooms Only $150,000 per share. Contact Islandia for details.

"THE SHOPS AT COCOLOBA" This is an exciting
new shopping complex on the water's edge in Coral
Bay. "Turnkey" operation with over 10,000 total
square feet with room to expand under W-1 zoning
guidelines. 125 KW generator, waste water treatment
_- plant, drip irrigation system, plenty of parking, fully
occupied, plus over 400 feet of water-frontage. $4,500,000.
Greenleaf Commons New Commercial Space
Available: A golden opportunity to rent space in one
-- of St. John's nicest commercial centers. This is a
new masonry building with arches, concrete columns
-and stone accents with professional landscaping.
S- There will be plenty of on-site off-street parking,
loading dock and a back-up generator. This new building is located close to town,
adjacent to the Westin Resort and Guinea Grove Apartment Community.
Professional office suites are also available. Call Islandia for more information.
AND MUCH MORE This is a small sample of over 400 residential,
condo, land and commercial listings currently available through Islandia Real
Estate. We can offer almost any size, view, location and price on the island of
St. John. Feel free to visit our website at wwwislandiarealestate com or call
and speak with one of our full-time, professional agents at: (340) 776-666.
We will be happy to help you find the perfect property to fulfill your needs and
dreams. Serving St. John for over 36 years.

LOVE NEST Welcome to this sparkling, bright & airy, brand new cottage overlooking Hurricane Hole,
Coral Bay, & BVI. A C/O has been obtained for this gem, and plans approved for an additional 2BR, 2BA
w/pool on the 1/2 acre site. Move right in! Park your money here & watch it grow. $559,000
LESPRIT DE LA VIE Gorgeous home in upscale ESTATE ROSE The largest private estate listed
Pt.Rendezvous. 180 sea views, spacious great for sale on St. John's South Shore. Double parcel
room,dining for 8, gourmet kitchen. 4 large knoll top site offers spectacular views. Completely
bdrm/bath suites. Infinity edge pool w/spa. refurbished main house includes 3 bdrms, 41/2
Excellent rental income. $2,950,000. Virtual tour baths, mahogany library, office/media room,
available at: www.americanparadise.com spacious great room, mahogany kitchen, spa,
MAHOGANY TREE VILLA, Create a charming 12'x40' pool, plus a caretaker's cottage. 2.2 Acres.
B&B. This compound offers a gated entry, near to $4,950,000
lovely Frank Bay and town. Multi unit property ADURO A cottage in a tranquil setting. Water
consisting of (4) 1bd/1ba units with A/C, common views of Fish Bay & Ditleff. A/C, pool, &
pool and garage. Motivated Seller! $1,195,000 professional landscaping, 2 kitchens, 3 bdrms.
INN LOVE A tasteful Great Cruz Bay 5 bdrm, 5 Offering a comfortable setting for residences and
bath gem with a pool, spa tub, a/c bdrms, marble visitors alike. $899,000
and hardwood floors, professional landscaping, TEMPTRESS has been recently renovated,
and beautiful water views. Stone entry and painted and the pool has been resurfaced. 2 bdrm
courtyard and create an atmosphere of old world suites are separated by 2 buildings, a living area
charm. $1,795,000 and an impressive kitchen with granite countertops.
CORAL HAVEN has fabulous breezes and All rooms open onto spacious, private decks,
sweeping Hurricane Hole & Coral Bay views, affording dramatic sunsets and sweeping views of
Private but accessible location on Seagrape Hill. the South Shore, including Great Cruz Bay,
Live in the upper level apartment and continue to Chocolate Hole Bay and Hart Bay. $1,650,000
rent the popular lower short term rental apartment. YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH is just steps
The hard work is done for the main 2 bdrm/2bath outside this Hart Bay waterfront villa. "Rendezview"
main house with the foundation, 21,000 gal. cistern has been extensively renovated and features 4
and lower deck completed. Room to add a pool. bdrms & 4 baths with tasteful furnishings,
Many fruit trees and local plants Priced to sell. enormous swimming pool, expansive decks, &
$745,000 stonework. Also enjoy the lower 3 bdrm beach
FLANAGANS PASSAGE VILLA is a brand new house. Excellent short term rental income
classic three bedroom, 3.5 bath villa with superior $2,895,000
craftsmanship, Caribbean stonework, Spanish tile CRUZ BAY Prime .75 acre property on the knoll
roof and wonderful attention to every detail. of the hill above Cruz Bay Town offering panoramic
Stunning 180 degree view from every room with a views of Cruz Bay Harbor and St. Thomas. Zoned
huge deck surrounding the large pool and sunken R-4, this very large site is ideally suited for
hot tub on this .61 acre parcel. The luxurious home development. Also featuring a 3 bedroom short
features mahogany cabinets, doors and furniture, a term rental home known as "Tamarind" and an
gourmet kitchen, ac in bedrooms and much more. enormous inviting pool. $2,950,000
A must see! $2,850,000 ADVENTURE VILLA is a 3 bdrm 3 ensuite
RENDEZVOUS GARDENS Finish building a bathroomvilla located within a lush setting with
beautiful home with outstanding westerly views. Coral Bay views. This 4 bdrm villa is built for
Stonework highlights the upstairs master suite, comfort and privacy with trex decks, cathedral
ensuite bath and kitchen/greatroom. Walls and roof ceilings, native stone, mahogany & cypress, great
are complete. Beautiful landscaping. Plenty of room breezes. $1,195,000
to add..46 acre $1,095,000


CHOCOLATE HOLE .5 acre site with beautiful
ocean views for $409,000.
with just 10% down, no payments for 6 months.
then make interest only payments for 30 months
at 7%! Gated community of multi-million dollar
homes, offering fabulous views of the Caribbean
Sea. Located above the Westin Hotel, subdivision
amenities include native stone walls, stamped
concrete roads, & underground utilities. Prices start
at $549,000.
HANSEN BAY 200' of usable beach front!
Fabulous views & breezes, private and secluded
location! Driveway cut to access beach. $820,000

ZOOTENVAAL .82 acre parcel in quaint
neighborhood. Conveniently located to Coral Bay.
Water views of Coral Bay Harbor and Hurricane
Hole. Nice breezes. Subdividable $425,000
R-4 ZONING! Turn key opportunity for Cruz Bay
preconstruction condos. Plans included. Views of
Caribbean Sea, Little St James and outer islands.
Reduced to $795,000.
HARD LABOR! Walk to the beach or Miss Lucy's
Restaurant via deeded beach easement!
Moderately sloped .25 acre parcel with subtle
breezes and beautiful views of Friis Bay and
beyond. Reduced to $299,000.

CHARMING SERENDIP STUDIO. Least expensive condo on the market! Panoramic sunset views, small
complex w/lush gardens, on site mgt & established rental program, NEW pool, deck, and BBQ area $295,000
BATTERY HILL LISTING! B-2 is a tastefully furnished 2nd floor unit with tiled floors, attractive covered
outdoor deck, beautiful views of Cruz Bay, pool and a short walk to town. Impressive rental history. $699,000
DELI GROTTO! Consistent sales growth of this three year old Deli and internet cafe located in prime
commercial space. Catering to tourist & residents alike, Deli Grotto offers baked goods, smoothies, cold
beer, extensive breakfast & lunch menu w/sandwiches, salads, pastries & ice cream available to eat in the
a/c, on the outside terrace or take out. $475,000
MARINA MARKET SITE, zoned B-2! This one of a kind commercial real estate consists of 4829 sq.ft.
and features a 2,999 sq. ft. building and adjacent parking area. Bordering the busy south shore road, this is
a choice location and convenient to Cruz Bay Town. An excellent potential income producer with
tremendous possibilities for a variety of business uses. NOW $995,000.

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BORDEAUX MT. Three bedroom / 2 bath family home
with large covered porch on beautiful, almost level, /2
acre lot. Southerly water views, including St. Croix in the
distance, fragrant bay trees, lush vsegetation. Take ad-
vantage of all the benefits of owning a Force 10 home.

LOCATION. LOCATION! Dramatic cliffside setting, on
coveted Maria Bluff, with sunrise to sunset views. Three
bedroom / two bath stone and concrete home with large
wraparound veranda, travertine floors, mahogany cabin-
etry, tile roof, large spa, full air conditioning, large circular
drive. $2,200,000.
AURORA Luxurious four bedroom / four bath masonry
villa on Contant Point. Enjoy 1800 views from Great Cruz
to St. Thomas, great privacy, pool, multiple outdoor areas,
gorgeous landscaping, beautiful furnishings, and excellent
vacation rental history. Priced to sell at $2,495,000.
GOLDEN DRAGON Magnificent stone villa with excep-
tional craftsmanship throughout. 4 bedrooms / 4 baths, in-
finity pool, exquisite furnishings, multi patios/decks, lush
gardens, terrific Point Rendezvous location. $2,395,000.
GREAT EXPECTATIONS Mini estate features tennis
court, 2 pools, 2 hot tubs, 7 bedrooms 7.5 baths, on 1 acre.
Impressive rental history, awesome views, walkto Chocolate
Hole beach. $2,495,000.
FISH BAY Charming masonry home with o h Hroom
/one h.'tiful
mah- .=, "rc entry,
and terrific views of Fish Bay and beyond. $599,000.
WATERFRONT W/ DOCK Poured concrete 3 bd/2 bath
home on a flat 3% acre site adjacent to Natl Park. Enjoy all wa-
tersports from shared private dock, & hiking along the secluded
shoreline. Priced below appraised value at $1,385,000.
WATERFRONT VILLA Spacious 3 bd3 bath situated
just tfor
boat ,i i ; doors ,
A/C. Vacation rental history. $2,774,000.
WINDSONG-Stately Boatman Point villa, w/separate cot-
tage, situated on a lac parcel w/panoramic views. 6 bdrms.,
7 baths, huge pool, excellent vacation rental history, fully
furnished. $3,495,000.
RAINBOW PLANTATION -Wonderful "old St. John" style
home on a beautiful 1.58 ac. lot. 4 bd/4 baths, extraordinary
landscaping, huge pool, water views. $2,245,000.
PLUMB GUTT Spacious 1 bd/1 bath tropical hardwood
home, w/separate cottage, nestled on a lush /2 ac. on east-
ern side of Bordeaux. $574,900.
CHOCOLATE HOLE Unique ruins of 1700's Great
House, along with 1960's island home on a beautiful 1.42
ac. lot. Reduced to $1,099,999.
UPPER CAROLINA -1 bd/1 bath cottage, with Certificate
of Occupancy, on lush 0.44 ac. lot. Reduced to $380,000.
NEW CONDOS- Attractive 1 bedroom/1 bath units priced
to sell. Beautiful water views, solid masonry construc-
tion, shared pool. Small 4 unit complex at Sunset Ridge.
$279,000 and $299,000.
WESTIN Choose from over 200 resale timeshares at the
beautiful Westin Resort. Enjoy all the amenities of the hotel.
Priced from $10,500.

ESTATE BELLEVUE Views from Ram Head to Ditleff Pt.
from this 6 acre parcel suitable for subdivision. R-1 zoning
with C&R's. Access through Bellevue Village. $1,500,000.
WATERFRONT ON MONTE BAY Spectacular 13.44ac
site, located between Boatman Pt. & Klein Bay on South
Shore. Ideal for subdivision or private estate. $4,700,000.
ADRIAN Off the beaten path, wooded /2 acre w/
underground utilities and paved roads. $250,000.
CRUZ BAY TOWN R-4 zoning, plans and permits. Walk
to Frank Bay Beach. Reduced to $340,000.
REDUCED TO $150,000 -Water views of Coral Bay, won-
derful Est. Eden location. GREAT BUY!
CONTANT- 3 extra large homesites overlooking Cruz Bay.
Paved streets, underground utilities. $292,500 to $315,000.
POINT RENDEZVOUS Two superb parcels w/outstand-
ing views. Priced to sell at $425k & $495k.
LEINSTER BAY Great Thatch to Mary's Point views, ac-
cess from Johnny Horn trail. $265k & $329,000.
ZOOTENVAAL Terrific water views of Hurricane Hole,
paved streets, underground utilities. $450,000.
GREATCRUZ BAY- 1.05 acre site w/fantastic harbor views
& architectural plans. Walk to dingy landing. $895,000.
FLANAGAN'S PASSAGE Panoramic views, 0.89 acre
lot, paved roads, house plans available. $490,000.
CATHERINEBERG Incredible north shore views, 1.05 ac.
surrounded by Nat'l. Park. $2,100,000.
DITLEFF POINT 3 waterfront parcels SOLD! 14 spec-
tacular parcels available, starting at $895,000.
Great Fish Bay & Ditleff views, privacy....................... $250,000
Water views, borders green belt, paved access........$275,000
Large parcel, excellent water views............................ $295,000
Walk to beach, dingy dock, topo included.............$349,000
Marina Drive, ocean views, topo.......................... $375,000
Direct water view, corner parcel........................... $389,900
Borders Nat'l. Pk., 0.87ac .....................................$425,000
Pebble Way location, 0.65ac, water views..................$359k
Coral Hbr & Moravian Church views, 0.34ac.............. $185k
Great Buy! 0.35ac. w/waterview, paved road............. $186k
Lower Bordeaux, beautiful BVI views, paved rd.........$199k
Ironwood Rd, great Coral Bay views, house plans.......... $360k
Upper Carolina, great views! 0.506 acre .................. $379k
Spectacular views, high on Bordeaux............................... $599k


Holiday Homes of St. John



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Exclusively Listed Preferred Properties
custom designed with 2 pools, (5x3) "LIME TREE BAY" 490'
luxurious shoreline
master&6 on Round
additional Bay. White
bdrms, sand beach

soaring CATHERINEBERG'S "MANGO BAY" cove with
ceilings, has amazing north shore views, b e a c h
extensive total privacy! 1+ lush acre (fruit trees CATHERINEBERG (5X5 Adjacent 4 "CONTENTMENT" Fabulous BEACHFRONT(4X4"HARBOUR
stone work, exotic African & exotic orchids), stone showers, "CINNAMON RIDGE" 1+ private acres also Contant villa, 6 bdrms, 6.5 baths, VIEW" new 1 ac. estate on Great
slate floors, custom mahogany fireplace, brick pool terrace, new acre, borders National Park; available. designer detail and furnishings!!! Cruz Bay harbor. Boat & swim at
cabinetry. Walk to beach & dinghy kitchen,4A/C BRs, gated w/carport. stunning north shore views, pool $4,995,000. Spectacular views to St. Thomas. WestinResort. $3,700,000 Price
dock. $8,400,000. Exquisite Charm! $5,950,000. & spa $5,250,000. $4,200,000. reduced!

Exclusively Listed Homes

BORDEAUX MTN. (5x4) STUNNING VIEWS! "SEACAY VILLA", "WINDWARDSIDE COTTAGES"; super privacy "CASA NITA" 3 bed/3 bath St. Quacco villa
Charming, gated .5 ac. estate; spa, fireplace, pool villa has highlightsthesetwo charming masonry cottages. with spacious & light rooms, big views to BVI.
poolside kitchen, ultimate privacy. $3,450,000. u n o b s t r u c t e d Hottubs, bricked courtyards and wonderful decor $1,050,000.
RENDEZVOUS BAY (5x5) "VISTAERO" panoramic ocean make this a very special offering. $1,400,000. TRADE HOME FOR LAND PLUS $$ GIFF
breathtaking views, huge pool & spa, fabulous villa viewsandgoodshort "SEAVIEW" vacation villa. Charming 4 bdrm, HILL Delghtl 3 e m n e
or residence! $3,000,000 Price reduced! term rental history. masonry home in excellent condition wit HILL Delightful 3 bedroom income producing
WATERFRONT (3x3) "LA DOLCE VITA" with Short drive to Cruz large pool in convenient Chocolate Hole. masonry home with pool and privacy. Beautiful
boat mooring. 376 ft. shoreline. W-1 zoning allows Bay. $1,995,000. $1,395,000. water views to St. Thomas! Extensive exotic
commercial uses $2,995,000. UPPER CAROLINA: 3 bdrm, 3.5 bath villa has U P P E R landscaping. TRADE or $999,000.
"GREAT EXPECTATIONS" (7x71/2) 1 ac., tennis, spectacular Coral Bay views from this custom CHOCOLATE COLORFUL FISH BAY RETREAT! Immaculate 3
2 homes, pools, spas, walkto beaches. Impressive 3 level home. Main level has spacious great HOLE GEM! bedroom / 3 bath home, borders National Park,
rental. $2,495,000. room and front porch. Interior staircase goes Masonry 3 BR views of Fish Bay & Ditleff Pt. $795,000.
"POINCIANA" 1.24 acres beachfront on Hart Bay. to 2 master suites & a lower level studio suite 3.5 BA home,
3 bedroom beach house with spa, views and below. $1,500,000. pool, private INCREDIBLE FISH BAY VALUE! 4 bed/2 bath
breezes. $2,495,000. "COCONUTS" 3X3 lower BR w/ home with huge panoramic views and quiet
CHOCOLATE GIFFT HILL VILLA, separate location. $750,000.
HOLE NORTH (5x5) impressive views entry, large "SANCTUARY GARDEN" Serene well-built home
"SOLARIS" Spectacular with awesome room for addl. with 2 units, lovely pool, gardens & expansive
views of 5 bays. 60' lap sunsets and St. BR, excellent i ti qe prae l anIE
pool, courtyard, and great Thomas lights. rental potential. $1,390,000. decks in this quiet, private location. PRICE
amenities. $2,400,000. Caribbean style. "SEABISCUIT" (2x2) Caribbean style, masonry, EDUCED $725,000.
N "VILLA SIBELLA" Beautiful $1,499,999. panoramic views, pool & hot tub. Immaculate, "CAROLINA FIXER-UPPER" Two bedroom
new 5 bedroom villa in Virgin NEW CONSTRUCTION CHOCOLATE HOLE above Coral Harbour. $1,150,000. family home plus separate studio rental
Grand Estates! Spacious totallycharming,2x2with "SAGO COTTAGE", downstairs. View to Tortola. $415,000.
rooms with top of the line private gated courtyard, adorable Caribbean
amenities. Views, pool, large pool, planters & style masonry OWN A MONTH (OR MORE) in a 3 or 4
privacy! $2,200,000. columns, arched doors cottage with bedroom luxury home. Magnificent views
"VILLA FAR NIENTE", New construction in and windows, island wonderful down and sunsets from 3 homes with all amenities,
prestigious Point Rendezvous is ready for you to stone showers, a/c, island views and pools with waterfalls and spas. Deeded home
customize. Great views and artistic landscaping. hi tech kitchen, etc. great rental history. ownerships from $79,000.
$2,100,000. $1,495,000. $1,100,000.

Exclusively Listed Land

Dreekets Bay Estates, 2.5 acres, beachfront, BVI views, breezes, quality roads
Boatman Point, 1.2 ac, 5 bdrm house plans, cliff front
Boatman Point, .70 acre, 175 ft of east facing shoreline.
Lovango Cay, waterfront parcel, .65 acre
Upper Carolina, .5 acre, Sunrise, Coral Bay Harbor views
Sugar Apple West, .5 acre, waterviews, easy build
Bordeaux Mountain BVI view, down hill build 0.537 acre.
Bordeaux Mtn, water views, .5 ac downhill build
Lower Bordeaux Mt, .27 acre, approved plans & cistern
Bonus Villa Use, Seagrape Hill, dual water view, 0.387 acre



ENDLESS VIEWS ACROSS THE WATERS from these three premiere lots in Upper Peter Bay.
This gated community is in the midst of Nat'l Park land, beaches & deeded beach access.

"LOVANGO" Build your
dream home on this
parcel. $899,000.

PRISTINE VIEWS. Low density subdivision with 7 large
parcels, paved road, stone walls & underground utilities; above
Rendezvous Bay. $1,000,000 to 1,400,000.
Bay subdivision, Dreekets Bay and Privateer Bay, with pristine
views & lovely beaches listed from $285,000 $2,500,000.
"LOVANGO CAY" 3 waterfront & hillside properties feature
upscale amenities and infrastructure; barge landing with piers,
paved roads, underground electric, access to beach and much
more! Amazing views, realistically priced from $600,000 to
"VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES" Gated community featuring
underground utilities, paved roads, & gorgeous sweeping
views. Five fabulous lots ranging from $469,000 to $785,000.

subdivision offer exciting views and adjacent to National Park.
Underground utility access and paved roads. From .51 to .91
acre, $299,000 $795,000.
"CANEEL HILL"- SELLER FINANCING is a very private residential
community just minutes from Cruz Bay with beautiful water views
to St. Thomas. The gentle grade and easy access make these 3
parcels very desirable, easily buildable homesites. Total 1.78 acres
for $700,000.
"ESTATE CONCORDIA PRESERVE" Premier location, with
extraordinary water views, some border National Park -some are
waterfront! From .78 acre to 3 acres.
7 parcels priced from $550,000.
spectacular BVI views, quality paved
roads, undergrnd. utilities, stone wall
& planters, common beach. Just 8
minutes from Coral Bay. 12 parcels
priced from $450,000.
breezes and delightful south shore parcel overlooks Pillsbury
views! Two parcels just over a half Sound and site has new
acre each. 399,000.Sound and site has new
and easy access. Seller
FISH BAY Two Great parcels one including permitted plans
with improvements & active plans for 3 bedroom, 3 bath
and one with great views & end of home!! $350,000.
road privacy. $375,000 $385,000.

Condos & Timeshares

EXCEPTIONAL PASTORY- 1 bedrm condo, great
views, close to town, quiet neighborhood. Turn key.
"RAINBOW'S END" Battery Hill condo, 2
bedrms, poolside, close to town. Priced to Sell!
under construction, overlooking Cruz Bay Harbor.
Walk to town & restaurants. 2 bdrm $895,000.
(2-upper & 1-lower) ea. w/ deck/patio, walk to town
$1,400,000, $1,275,000 & $1,200,000.
CONDOMINIUM. Own a week, a month or more
and enjoy all the Westin amenities! Inventory avail
in many unit sizes year round. Great trade & rental
options. Timeshares start at $11,500.

Development Opportunity

12x2) .58 ac. R-4 & W-1
zoning allows multifamily
dwellings & commercial
uses. Spectacular views.
Walk to beach & town.

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